“It was amazing how quickly the cold shoulder came on.” Richard Murphy, tax expert and father of Corbynomics, has heard nothing lately from Labour’s shadow chancellor and Jeremy Corbyn’s right-hand man, John McDonnell.
Back in the summer, when he was propelled into the political limelight by the Corbyn leadership campaign, which was keen to show it had a coherent economic platform, Murphy began to assume he would take a senior role in Labour’s shadow Treasury team.
He was, so I am told, telling all and sundry that a peerage was on the way.
What he actually got was 0.2 of a professor, which looks excessive at that.
But then people collaborating with the Murphmonster after they’ve worked with him for a week or two is rarer than rocking horse shit. Can’t imagine why, obviously.