Ever loyal to the Labour party, Tony McNulty has criticised yesterday’s PMQ’s plot yesterday by Geoff Hoon and Patricia Hewitt.
The former cabinet ministers attempted a coup by sending out a letter calling for a secret ballot to decide Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s future as leader.
Cabinet ministers were slow to comment in support of Brown, though most released statement by the end of the day.
Meanwhile, only a handful of backbenchers showed their support for ‘Hoonwitt’.
McNulty dismissed the plot, saying it: ‘”will be as fleeting as the melting snow outside
And speaking on BBC Radio 2, he said:
“The shame is this was on the end of a gaffe-prone week for the Conservatives.”
McNulty also argued the statements in support of Brown were by no means lukewarm, as reported here:
He said cabinet members were ‘fed up’ with having to constantly reaffirm their support for the PM.