1. Exquisite Tweets from @montie, @holland_tom, @JonnElledge, @georgeeaton, @owensmith2016, @SadiqKhan, @MSmithsonPB

    PreoccupationsCollected by Preoccupations

    He nominated him. Traded on his popularity to beat @TessaJowell. And now turns on him. Such an opportunist

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    montie

    Tim Montgomerie 🇬🇧

  2. In other words, an effective politician - in a party that right now desperately needs effective politicians... twitter.com/montie/status/…

    Tim Montgomerie 🇬🇧 @
    He nominated him. Traded on his popularity to beat @TessaJowell. And now turns on him. Such an opportunist

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    holland_tom

    Tom Holland

  3. LRT: Tim was one of those who thought nominating Sadiq was Labour effectively conceding the mayoralty. Lot of bitterness on show there.

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    JonnElledge

    Jonn Elledge

  4. Missing tweet: 767098319764070403

  5. I would guess he's also doing what he genuinely thinks is best for Labour. It's not JUST about him.

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    holland_tom

    Tom Holland

  6. Missing tweet: 767099811606761472

  7. I find it genuinely comforting that, however crappy a year we're all having politically, Zac Goldsmith's is going worse.

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    JonnElledge

    Jonn Elledge

  8. This is first time Sadiq has called for Corbyn to go. But he was critical of him throughout mayoral campaign.

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    georgeeaton

    George Eaton

    Also said during Labour selection that he wouldn't serve in Corbyn's shadow cabinet.

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    georgeeaton

    George Eaton

  9. Missing tweet: 767108152743657473

  10. After much thought I'm supporting @OwenSmith_MP to lead @UKLabour back to power. Here's why... theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

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    SadiqKhan

    Sadiq Khan

  11. The suggestion that Corbyn, not Sadiq, "won" London is wrong and pretty offensive. A few thoughts follow.

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    georgeeaton

    George Eaton

    1. Of course Sadiq benefited from being Labour candidate. But no evidence Corbyn made personal difference.

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    georgeeaton

    George Eaton

    2. Sadiq repeatedly criticised Corbyn during the campaign. Wouldn't appear with him.

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    georgeeaton

    George Eaton

    3. Tories ran intensely personalised campaign against Sadiq. He defeated it with remarkable calmness and dignity.

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    georgeeaton

    George Eaton

    4. Sadiq has +30 approval rating. Corbyn on -25 in London.

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    georgeeaton

    George Eaton

    5. Labour's London Assembly vote went down (-0.8%), mayoral vote went up (+3.9%). QED.

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    georgeeaton

    George Eaton

    People who are shocked that Sadiq has "turned on" Corbyn should look up interviews like this one from Sept. 2015: dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3…

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    georgeeaton

    George Eaton

    Sadiq Khan - council estate boy, human rights lawyer, first Muslim mayor of a major western city - booed tonight at Corbyn rally.

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    georgeeaton

    George Eaton

  12. Khan's decision to back Smith has brought out the worst in many Corbyn supporters particularly the antisemitism

    John Rentoul @
    Corbyn ought to be in despair that these anti-Semites & paranoiacs support him. See @carlgardner timeline for abuse of @SadiqKhan

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    MSmithsonPB

    Mike Smithson