Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Silly season comes home to leadership battle that hasn't begun

It's what Rhodri Morgan would want and hope for, but only gives journalists something to print during quieter times. Jane Hutt seemingly lays out her stall, however, pundits know that she's nothing to sell, no cash in the till, and not as personable as other stall owners.

EDUCATION Minister Jane Hutt has laid out a vision of how Labour in Wales can fight inequality and win the trust of the electorate ahead of Westminster and Assembly elections.

In a move that will be widely interpreted as setting out her leadership ambitions, the Vale of Glamorgan AM has given a rare interview highlighting the pressing need to narrow the gap between the nation’s haves and have-nots.

Despite remaining tight-lipped about her intentions (good of the Western Mail to prise it out of her most inner thoughts), Ms Hutt is increasingly seen as a contender to succeed Rhodri Morgan as First Minister if, as expected, he announces his retirement in the autumn.

5 comments:

Lyn Thomas 20 August 2009 at 22:49  

Now there seems to be a growing clamour for this minister to make some sort of move... or is this all whipped up by the press?

Have you seen Betsan Powys 20 August 2009 at 22:50  

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/betsanpowys/2009/08/lights_and_bushels.html

Have you seen Betsan Powys 20 August 2009 at 22:51  

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/betsanpowys/2009/08/lights_and_bushels.html

Senn the Cartoonist 24 August 2009 at 11:51  

its got to huw lewis

Tcoah 8 September 2009 at 00:17  

How about fighting for jobs? Coming up with strategies to increase the flow of new jobs? Ya knows, JOBS JOBS JOBS ...

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