Former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s chief fundraiser for the Labour party said that Gordon Brown, his hapless successor, could never beat his Conservative opponent, David Cameron, at the next general election.
In an interview with the Mail on Sunday, which published extracts of his controversial memoirs today, Lord Levy, once dubbed ‘Lord Cashpoint’ in the media over his financial links with the party, also claimed that Blair was ‘disappointed’ at the performance of the Labour government under Brown since taking over.
Is it the same Mail, along the rest of the right-wing dominated media, that had attacked Lord Levy for his links with Labour? Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised about all this. Most of what Levy wrote about was probably shown in the public domain already. But the puzzling thing is many so-called centre-left politicians or commentators choose to write for the right-whinge Mail newspapers. I’ve never heard of any conservative-supporters write for the Labour-supporting Daily Mirror.
The real ‘issue’ here is that Lord Levy, one of Blair’s closest friends, never got on well with Brown, hence the interview, which to me at least, smells of hypocrisy. I would love to see the reaction on his face when Labour eventually loses power.