So why the apparent U-turn?
It was not long ago that a bunch of shadow Ministers quit, apparently because they had no confidence in Marc Bean as the leader of the PLP.
The phrase, ‘the King is dead, long live the King’ comes to mind.
The OBA must be doing cartwheels and (metaphorically) dancing in the streets at this news.
And I wonder what the leader-in-waiting, David Burt, who has recently made some very statesman-like speeches and statements, must be thinking?
Personally, I don’t really believe this story. The discontent with Mr Bean’s leadership is so strong within the parliamentary group that this story represents no more than a circling of the wagons that the PLP is so good at.
If I were a betting man, I’d go to Paradise Games and lay a bet on a leadership challenge. I wonder what odds I’d get?