CHUKA Umunna has pulled out of Labour’s leadership contest in horror at the press’s unprecedented willingness to be unpleasant about him.
The MP was shocked to find journalists seeking to discredit him in a way that no other Labour politician has ever had to face.
He said: “Ed Miliband was treated with unwavering respect and only criticised for his policies, not for eating a bacon sandwich in a manner suggesting inexpert teenage cunnilingus.
“And you never read anything about Cherie Blair having a style adviser who was going out with a convicted conman when Tony was in power, or Neil Kinnock having the hair of a circus clown.
“Frankly I’m beginning to suspect certain elements of the British press may have it in for the Labour party, no matter who’s in charge.”