Saturday, 5 May 2007

The L-Word

Hundreds of (largely right-wing) Labour activists have just lost the main or only reason for their activism, namely their own or their spouses' Councillors' allowances. Rightly or wrongly, they blame this on the Blair-Brown feud and the negative publicity that that feud has attracted to the Labour Party. A Left candidate for Leader was always going to get thirty per cent of the vote if he actually mananged to make it onto the ballot. But he would now get forty per cent, thanks to the votes of ostensibly his least likely supporters, who, so far as they are concerned, have now had their comfortable old age stolen by Gordon Brown twice over. So, all that a Left candidate now has to do is make it onto the ballot...

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