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Labour coup: secret letters reveal how Ed Balls plotted to overthrow Tony Blair

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 10, 2011

The key role played by shadow chancellor Ed Balls in a “brutal” plot to destroy Tony Blair is laid bare for the first time in secret documents seen by The Daily Telegraph.

The key role played by shadow chancellor Ed Balls in a brutal plot to destroy Tony Blair is laid bare for the first time in dozens of secret documents seen by The Daily Telegraph.

Private memos between Mr Brown and Mr Balls heavily criticise Mr Blair. Photo: GETTY

By Robert Winnett, and Holly Watt

Mr Balls, as well as the current Labour leader Ed Miliband, began scheming to divide their party within weeks of the 2005 general election in a plot codenamed Project Volvo, which was launched as London was under attack from Islamic terrorists.

This newspaper has seen letters between Mr Blair and Gordon Brownwhich reveal the extraordinary rift at the heart of Labour.

The cache of documents show for the first time Mr Brown’s feelings towards Mr Blair in his own words and handwriting, material which has previously only been the subject of speculation and second-hand reports from anonymous sources.

Mr Brown makes it clear, in a series of memos, that he regarded his rival as a “muddled” lightweight whose obsession with spin destroyed trust in politics. He used the perception of “lies” over the Iraq War to try to force Mr Blair’s early departure. Read the rest of this entry »

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