I was a bit confused last Tuesday to be told I was wrong after writing there would be a meeting between the Tory backbenchers and Labour backbenchers over the Legg report. Especially given that the tip had come from some usually solid sources.
I’ve since learned that Tony Lloyd, chair of the PLP, was indeed urged at that meeting to hold a joint gathering with the 1922 Committee and he did agree to consider the demands. Unfortunately, by the afternoon – once the news had reached the Labour hierarchy – he was asked to kill off the idea. Read more