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.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Something sensible in Tribune

... for once. A really good article by thoughtful Wrexham MP Ian Lucas about why Brown should make more use of the PLP in policy development and as a policy sounding board - so that Labour MPs are consulted early in the policy process through the PLP Departmental Committees rather than presented with legislative faits acomplis. Better policies, fewer rebellions. Unfortunately Tribune has yet to fully enter the digital age so you'll have to buy a copy.


Blogger el Tom said...

Yes, excellent idea. I am of the opinion that we could avoid the vast bulk of our splits with greater consultation and policy comprimise throughout the party. Avoiding splits is an important element of electability.

"Unfortunately Tribune has yet to fully enter the digital age so you'll have to buy a copy."

You can get some stories online, understandably just a few, however.

9:20 pm, June 23, 2007

Blogger Dave Brinson said...

Does Gordon's article not count as "sensible", Luke ?

4:20 pm, June 24, 2007

Blogger Luke Akehurst said...

Yes but hardly needed pointing out.

5:24 pm, June 24, 2007


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