JEREMY CORBYN’S economics general ordered Dan Jarvis back to barracks yesterday after the paratrooper-turned-MP made a pre-emptive strike for the Labour leadership.
Front page of the Morning Star. About the right place for him, doncha think?
But Mr Murphy argued tht Mr Jarvis’s experience in the army did not necessarily mean he had political leadership skills.
He said: “When you’re on the front line your job is to accept the status quo — what you are told …the meaning of which will all too often not be explained to you.
“But that is the army and Mr Jarvis is now a politician.
“These [comments] don’t sound like the basis for a sound political strategy in a democracy. Nor do they suggest that Mr Jarvis has a plan.
“They just say that he’s willing to stand before the troops thinking he’s the man to follow and because he’s got the right pips on his shoulder.”
Finally, Mr Murphy blasted: “The country is not like the army. I’m not sure Dan Jarvis has worked that out yet.”
This is from the man who penned The Courageous State. In which we’re all to shut up and do what we’re told.
Still, will aid that flagging campaign for a peerage, won’t it?