Labour’s leadership race is gathering momentum as the four candidates travel the country at the taxpayers’ expense seeking support.
Matthew Hooton opines that none of the contenders will be Prime Minister.
I agree for two reasons.
First, Labour’s problems are far deeper than its leadership and until it shows it can run itself it won’t convince enough voters it can run the country.
Second, none of the candidates stands out from the other and all are more distinguished by what they lack than what they offer.
It’s possible the winner could grow into the role, but that would take time which the party doesn’t have.
Whether there’s someone better suited for the role in the current caucus is debatable, but if there is he or she is wise to stay out of this race and prepare for the next one.