Has anyone else wondered about the role of Laurie Oakes as informant? A few years ago, Oakes was responsible for sharing career-destroying information about Cheryl Kernot, following her move to the Labor Party.
Is it a coincidence that he is also the faucet that turned a couple of well timed leaks into a very damaging deluge about Julia?
‘Got some information that could upset Julia’s claim to leadership – do you want it??’
I can just imagine him licking his lips with delight at the prospect of thwarting another woman’s prospects and opportunity to lead.
I bet Oakes gets swamped with inside-the-House information about transgressions, possible embarrassments and potential conflicts of interest. I wonder about the criteria he uses before making it public.