A blog by Luke Akehurst about politics, elections, and the Labour Party - With subtitles for the Hard of Left. Just for the record: all the views expressed here are entirely personal and do not necessarily represent the positions of any organisations I am a member of.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Rejoice, rejoice

If the Daily has got this right - clare-short-to-step-down - the composition of the PLP looks set to improve.

I don't often question Tony Blair's judgement but in this case one has to ask why on earth he kept this person in his Cabinet for six years.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Andrea said...

I thought about you when I read it. I thought you would have made an entry with the "good riddance" headline, but it was "rejoice, rejoice". So I got it wrong.

11:12 pm, September 11, 2006

 
Anonymous politicalcorrespondent said...

We can guarantee she said it, The Daily's reporter was in the room as she uttered the words.

Whether she'd just had a long lunch and may now try to get out of it, we cannot say.

She made plenty of other extraordinary remarks while she was at it.

You're not planning to join her campaign for PR then, Luke? ;-)

11:31 pm, September 11, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"We can guarantee she said it, The Daily's reporter was in the room as she uttered the words.
Whether she'd just had a long lunch and may now try to get out of it, we cannot say."

According to Ann Black's July NEC report, MPs should say if they want to stand again by 15 September. So it would make sense for her to have already decided to stand down.

11:39 pm, September 11, 2006

 
Blogger Luke Akehurst said...

I've been a member of the Labour Campaign for Electoral Reform since 1990 and used to be on its Exec but I support PR for rather different reasons to Clare Short and definitely don't advocate the merits of hung parliaments while we have FPTP.

12:05 am, September 12, 2006

 

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