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Alan Milburn is new Labour turncoat

Issue No. 2215

The Tory-Liberal coalition has gained another Labour collaborator—former health secretary Alan Milburn.

Fresh from making as much money as he could out of “advising” private healthcare firms on how to buy up the NHS, he is now to become the Tories’ “social mobility tsar”.

Once touted as a Blairite leadership contender, Milburn resigned from frontline politics to spend more time with his cash. He joins a growing list of Labour turncoats, including John Hutton and Frank Field.

Why haven’t these nasty little Tory-lovers been chucked out of the Labour Party?

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Tue 17 Aug 2010, 18:05 BST
Issue No. 2215
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