Johnson for deputy on Saturday?

Labour’s Deputy leadership comes up on Saturday. Going by the performances on Question Time last week, there were only two serious contenders in these latter stages of the campaign. Any hopes Peter Hain may once have had of a bounce off the back of the completion of the Peace Process™ now seem a long way off. Hilary Benn and Alan Johnson seemed to operate on a higher plane than the others, but if Guido’s report of the betting market is anything to go by, Saturday is already a done deal for the latter.

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