Kelly It’s a jun­gle out there...

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Jeremy can do.”

Then came the exit poll pre­dic­tion that sub­se­quently proved ac­cu­rate which re­vealed the Tories would not win a ma­jor­ity as ev­ery­one be­lieved. Most damn­ing for Kin­nock was his re­sponse to the exit poll and the cam­era proved a mir­ror into Kin­nock’s po­lit­i­cal soul.

While other MPs fea­tured were also no fans of Cor­byn, they at least ex­pressed de­light at the un­ex­pected re­sult.

With the cam­era pointed at Kin­nock his eyes nar­rowed and his brow fur­rowed. You could al­most hear the cogs in his brain turn­ing as he con­sid­ered what im­pact it would have on his po­lit­i­cal am­bi­tions.

At his con­stituency count the news teams were keen to talk to him about the re­sult and what it meant as he was one of Cor­byn’s fiercest crit­ics.

Kin­nock, as Modell said rather drily, was happy to oblige.

There fol­lowed doc­u­men­tary gold. As Kin­nock gets wired up for the in­ter­view his wife, Helle Thorn­ing-Sch­midt, a for­mer Prime Min­is­ter of Den­mark no less, asks in a stage whis­per “Why are you do­ing this now?”

“Umm...I don’t know.” he replied. “What are you go­ing to say?”

He didn’t seem sure about that ei­ther. She tells him not to men­tion Cor­byn and con­cen­trate on what’s hap­pened with his vote.

As the film maker pointed out, Helle an ex­pe­ri­enced politi­cian, had spot­ted dan­ger. Which brings me to the fourth sim­i­lar­ity with his dad - that some thought the po­lit­i­cal brain in his house was Neil’s wife Glenys.

Pol­i­tics can be cruel - it’s a jun­gle out there, as Kezia Dug­dale will soon find out.

Stephen Kin­nock and his wife Helle Thorn­ingSch­midt ar­rive for a re­cep­tion at Buck­ing­ham Palace

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