"http://www.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/5992478/the-obstacles-to-a-liblab-deal.thtml">suggested, the mood is shifting against a Lib-Lab coalition this afternoon. And now the idea has been dealt
its biggest blow so far: Andy Burnham has spoken out against it public. Taking the kind of deliberate step that suggests he may be up for the Labour leadership after all, the Health Secretary
"I think we have got to respect the results of the general election and we can’t get away from the fact that Labour didn’t win."
And there’s more. According to the irrepressible Paul Waugh, Burnham
first made his discontent known in Labour’s Cabinet meeting last night – where, according to Channel 4′s "http://blogs.channel4.com/snowblog/2010/05/11/burnham-speaks-out-against-a-rainbow-coalition/">Gary Gibbon, he was joined by Bob Ainsworth, Sadiq Khan and Jack Straw. So, then, have the rainbow
coalition-ers given battle in vain?