AS late as about May Stephen Kinnock probably thought one day he would follow in the footsteps of his dad Neil as Labour party leader.
Neil Kinnock was famous for three things - taking on the hard left in the party, falling in the sea during a photo op and hosting a cringeworthy triumphalist Labour shindig before the 1992 General Election which the party lost. There is a fourth but I’ll get to that later.
Son Stephen in a curious way has after this week followed a spookily similar trajectory.
He has taken on the ‘hard left’ by being an outspoken critic of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and appeared in a cringeworthy event - in this case a TV documentary - which did him no favours and has left his ambitions all at sea.
The BBC documentary was called ‘Labour - the summer that changed everything’.
It followed several MPs around for months up to the General Election, starting at a time when it looked like Corbyn was a dead leader walking and that come the morning of June 9 he would have no option but to go.
A month before the ballot, Kinnock junior told the film maker David Modell: “On the 9th June, Jeremy will have to take a long hard look in the mirror. It will be a hard personal choice for him, I’m sure. That’s something that only