Today's smear story in the Sunday Telegraph also won't do him much good, although having read it twice I still can't see what is new in this story or what he is supposed to have done that's wrong.
Sunday, May 13, 2007
The Problem with Hilary Benn
If there were any justice in the world, and nice men came first, Hilary Benn might well be Deputy Leader of the Labour Party come June 27th. If you believe the Sunday Times and Sunday Telegraph, he will be. They both rate him at 2-1 favourite. There's just one problem, he doesn't seem to have enough MPs to get on the ballot. According to one source he's got fewer than 20 signed up.