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Thursday, May 17, 2007
It's Sarah Mackinlay Who's to Blame, not Andrew!
At 18 Doughty Street we have a delightful colleague called Sarah Mackinlay. She's the daughter of Labour MP Andrew Mackinlay, who became the guilty party 308th MP to nominate Gordon Brown today, and gift him the Labour Party leadership. It turns out that it was Sarah who advised her father to hold out and not nominate too early. And boy was she right. She tells me her father's phone has been ringing off the hook tonight. Surely it is only a matter of time before Mackinlay senior is made a Cabinet Minister! See what Sarah had to say here...
UPDATE: The Spectator Blog thinks Mackinlay's role provides poetic justice.