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.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Pots & Kettles

Stop plotting leadership campaigns warns Charles Clarke, advising colleagues instead to engage in positive contributions to the debate about the future of the Labour Party like he is, such as publicly urging Miliband to take on Brown; calling the Chancellor "stupid", "a control freak" and "deluded"; setting up strange little websites; attacking your successor as Home Secretary; and voting against 3-line whips on national security issues.

I don't know whether to laugh or cry.


Blogger Hughes Views said...

I laugh

11:03 am, March 29, 2007

Blogger grimupnorth said...

As Oscar Wilde said, you would have to have a heart of stone not to laugh....Poor old Clarkey.No-one wants to nominate him.......

12:02 pm, March 29, 2007

Blogger Chris Paul said...

Dale says Mili's Telegraph piece is a Gimme Gimme paean for the leadership??!!

Meanwhile ... perhaps your reader would like to partake in another poll?

Well well well Guido! Well done I suppose for confounding my Fawkes-esque kite of a story that you had recorded the interview BEFORE running the poll on whether to take part. I have posted a grovelling apology near the top of the blog.

Meanwhile I have changed the question slightly on my earlier poll HERE and also given a NO option which replaces yet another YES option.

Unfortunately I don't know how to correct the pollster's result site to the new text so you'll need to crunch up your eyes and use your imagination.

Saving Guido from re-execution has become the same answer as allowing him execution by drinking himself to death.

Come on you Tory bloggers! Moderation off please. (Dale and Fawkes have switched on) Meanwhile cranks can come and rant over on my site - shame the google adverts aimed at ranting mavericks - pile cream, hairpieces and viagra - are not yet in place. But hey ho.

1:13 pm, March 29, 2007

Anonymous Andrea said...

Clarke's suggestion that all leadership and deputy leadership hopefuls can't start to campaign before there's a vacancy is a bit silly IMO. Considering that when the vacancy occours, the nomination period is very short, if some don't start to campaign before, well, they wouldn't probably have a chance in hell to get on the ballot.

6:09 pm, March 29, 2007


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