As the Labour mayoral battle between Ken and Oona rumbles on, how nice to see the Blairites at the Progress pressure group putting their tribalism aside and keeping an ‘open mind’ about who should be Labour’s official candidate.
‘We retain an open mind…’ states an editorial in the latest edition of its magazine for right-leaning Labour sorts. ‘We’ll make our preference clear in the next issue.’
But upon closer reading, New Labour types unable to wait until August may be able to glean some clues as to who is the chosen one.
The editorial calls for the candidate to be someone ‘does not view the election simply as an opportunity to settle unresolved scores from two years ago’.
Whoever could they mean?
Given that the same magazine also has a rather flattering cover feature on Oona, it might not be too cynical to suggest that Progress has already made its mind up on this one.