Monday, May 08, 2006

A summer coup?

How many MPs does it take to change a Prime Minister?

No it's not a new twist on an old joke but a serious (for Tony Blair at any rate) question.

Neither is it a retorical one; the answer is 71.

That's the number of backbenchers required to sign a letter to the party's national executive demanding a "clear timetable and procedure for the election of a new Labour Party leader, no later than the end of the current parliamentary session".

So far at least 50 of the gentlemen in question have agreed to sign.

Read Patrick Wintour's article in Guardian Politics


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