I see that Mr Cunliffe, in an attempt to upstage his leader yet again, has called upon the Government to act to prevent a private company, listed on the SX, to be sold to foreign interests.
Talk about dog whistle politics devoid of substance designed only to enhance his profile among 'true believers'.
The scary thing about all this is that Labour does have in its bag of philosophical tools the ability to to prevent the sale .... if they were true to their core beliefs they could 'NATIONALISE' the Company .... and their senior opposition party colleagues in the Greens would cry 'hallelujah the promised land beckons'.
Might not go down too well though with F&P shareholders but then again not many of them will be voting when Labour chooses its next leader.
But it won't happen and Cunliffe knows that. He won the headline over Shearer and that, for him, was all that mattered.
Cunliffe for the Muppet of the weak award.
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