The former environment minister has just explained to the BBC why she resigned. It is devastating stuff.
“It is his style. It is the type of politics he engages in….[the public] reject his style of politics.”
“He wants to fight on by my fear is it will be to the bitter end of the Labour party. We are in such a serious position that I really fear that we are fighting for the future of the Labour party.”
UPDATE: There is more. This is what she told the World at One:
“it is the smears and the undermining orchestrated by No 10….that kind of politics is the kind I have objected to all my adult life….I really cannot say he is the right man to lead us”
On cabinet ministers being “undermined” by Downing Street: “It is to their credit that they continue to handle the highest offices of state while that is happening. If you stay you are condoning that behaviour and I can’t do it any longer.”