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Is anybody surprised that Chuka has supported his fellow right-winger Liz Kendall’s bid for the Labour leadership?

He reckons she would pull Labour out of its “comfort zone” by challenging “conventional wisdom” – meaning, she would turn Labour into more of a carbon-copy of the Conservative Party than it was, even when Tony Blair was running the show.

No.

That would not be the Labour Party.

If these two think Conservative policies are the answer – remember, Liz Kendall supports privatising the NHS and Michael Gove’s private ‘Free Schools’ – they should cross the floor and join the Tories.

Labour leadership candidate Liz Kendall has won the backing of shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna.

Mr Umunna, who pulled out the race himself earlier this month, said Ms Kendall was best placed to drag the party out of its “comfort zone”.

He told the New Statesman Ms Kendall had “challenged conventional wisdom” and asked tough questions about Labour’s future after its defeat.

Source: Labour leadership: Liz Kendall endorsed by Chuka Umunna – BBC News

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