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.

Friday, May 11, 2007


... has got a very smart new hair cut. Campaign launch looks good.

As does the website:



Anonymous Ted Harvey said...

Well now we are on the road proper. The extraordinarly interesting thing now is will the Labour Party avoid a repetition of the 'dance of death' that the Tories got into over Thatcher. She cared nothing really for her party and left a vindictive and poisoned legacy that(fortunately)severely damged it.

If this is to be avoided in the post-Blair period in the Labour Party (which seems likely)it's no thanks to the unconscionable time that Blair took to go.

In recalling how Brown's Chancellorship 'hit the ground running' with the handing over of seetinng interest rates to BoE etc., I'm anticipating that we will now see some startling starters to get his Premiership going (a definite exit plan for Iraq would be nice).

11:34 am, May 11, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, the campaign launch looked awful. They need to do a better job next time. It was a travesty - putting the camera in the wrong spot is a schoolboy error.

He's going to be party leader and he needs to have people who know what they are doing around him.

1:56 pm, May 11, 2007

Blogger Chris Paul said...

The pics on Gordon's flickr page are abyssmal, apart from one. 'Moblog' is just asking for a Tory ragging, especially those nasties over at Guido's.

The poll on what to cover first is mirroring not leading. he wants to be dealing with the biggest issue at the climax of the campaign surely?

6:20 pm, May 11, 2007

Anonymous Idon'twanttoliveinAlbania said...

Gordon's website is a bit dull.His speech likewise. Full of cliche, phrases like the inevitable "hard working families" , no substance at all.Nothing to particularly disagree with either.The launch was a bit of a disaster.If there's no contest,frankly what's the point of it all.A "campaign" with only one candidate.Not an interesting prospect

6:34 am, May 12, 2007


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