Labour party insiders claim there is a serious “war in the camp” between Alan Kelly and Brendan Howlin after Kelly lost his bid to become the party’s new leader.
The soon-to-be 41-yr-old is said to have stormed out of the meeting with his parliamentary colleagues when he realised he hadn’t enough support to become the party’s new leader.
Howlin, the Wexford TD who waited a lifetime to become Labour leader, is said to have said to party insiders “he has no time for Kelly’s childishness” over the matter.
Alan Kelly appeared on The Late Late Show last Friday week and practically proclaimed to the nation that he was the new Labour party leader – he wasn’t and he isn’t.
Both Kelly and Howlin put a face on it during television interviews and online.