Reports today that both Andy Burnham and Yvette Cooper have the backing of over 100 MPs are rather concerning for ordinary Labour Party members. The members need to have a choice, and that should include MPs with no link to the previous government. Burnham v Cooper does not provide that.
Unite also need to think about their approach. They wield significant influence but are at risk of overplaying their hand. Having a party leader that does their bidding is short-sighted. They can have full influence over a party leader that will never be Prime Minister, or some but limited influence with the party of a future Prime Minister.
100% of nothing is still nothing, after all.