Bring it on
According to today's laughably mistitled "Independent" (a journal that currently combines the politics of George Galloway with the journalistic style and insight of the Beano) the equally laughably mistitled Campaign for Labour Party Democracy (who have mainly campaigned AGAINST One Member One Vote) is calling on CLPs to send emergency resolutions to Conference triggering a Labour leadership election: http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/article1220294.ece
My reaction is, "bring it on". I can't think of anything more likely to consolidate Blair's position and rally the Party behind him than a leadership challenge from the clapped out remnants of the Bennite hard left. They made exactly the same tactical error in 1988 with the Benn/Heffer challenge against Kinnock which produced an 88% to 12% drubbing for Benn.
Anyone who has been to a Labour Conference in the last decade will know that the hard left are not well represented on conference floor - a situation that has been exagerated by their own tactic of discouraging CLPs from sending delegates by constantly complaining the event is a pro-leadership rally.
I would be prepared to bet on Gordon Brown taking to the rostrom to give the NEC response to this emergency resolution - calling on delegates to vote it down and not trigger a challenge to Blair.
I just hope Conference Arrangements Committee put it on the order paper so we can have a good laugh at the collection of flat-earthers who stand up to speak in favour of it.