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09 January 2020 10:38

Heidi Allen Question Time Barry Gardiner

For a moment there it all got a bit confusing. Was Barry Gardiner stepping back from the royal family? Was Prince Harry running to be Labour leader? In fact it was Gardiner, Labour's shadow international trade secretary, who was bidding to replace Jeremy Corbyn. Things were complicated by the fact that he was in apparently in Abu Dhabi.

The constant Gardiner could be the heir to Blair

Unfortunately news of the Gardiner campaign emerged just as everyone was busy wondering if it was possible for non-royals to separate from their own families too. His big moment risked being completely overshadowed in a moment reminiscent of when Angela Eagle launched her Labour leadership campaign in 2016 just as Andrea Leadsom was abandoning her bid for the Tory job. "Can…