Frank Field MP has been typically candid and written a post on his blog which won’t be well received in Downing Street. He writes:
‘Labour cannot win with the present Prime Minister. I was one of the seven who would not support his coronation after Tony Blair was shoehorned out of Number 10. But even I didn’t think a Brown administration would be as inept as this one. [Ouch]
The Brownites are attempting to terrorise Labour MPs into inaction. If they succeed then we deserve our fate.
It is simply absurd to argue, as does No. 10, that the next leader must call an immediate general election. A new leader, when being invited by the Queen to form a government, should inform the Monarch that he or she intends to return in April of next year to call for a General Election on May 6.’