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, October 04, 2007

Charlie Whelan - why the blog silence?

I thought one of the most politically significant stories at Labour Party Conference was the comeback of the PM's former spinner Charlie Whelan to run the new merged Unite's political operation.

This surely sends some massive signals about the kind of relationship brothers Derek and Tony want with Gordon Brown.

But all the coverage I can find that it got was a piece on Sky and a mention in a couple of newspaper gossip columns. In the Labour blogosphere, nothing. No mentions whatsover.

Strange because I have a hunch Brother Charlie is going to be playing a huge role in the future internal dynamics of the Labour Party.

4 Comments:

Anonymous rela new labour not a public school wide boy said...

This surely sends some massive signals about the kind of relationship brothers Derek and Tony want with Gordon Brown.


Yes, they want a liar to be in charge of them.

10:31 pm, October 04, 2007

 
Anonymous Hugo said...

Charlie Whelan will continue to be an excellent spokesperson for ... Charlie Whelan.

The real reason Whelan has been put in the mix is to solve one of Simpson's perennial problems. Just as people go fishing with dynamite; Whelan's role is to smoke out the GPMU rump that runs the political section.

Meanwhile, in the midst of this latest purge, the TGWU continue with their successful acquisition of Amicus.

9:54 am, October 05, 2007

 
Anonymous Mark Trotter said...

You certainly have a lot of time on your hands. But then again you never did have any friends, you ginger twat.

10:28 pm, October 05, 2007

 
Blogger grimupnorth said...

Confirms Simpson and Woodley really have gone over to the dark side.....an approproate appointment

11:40 am, October 06, 2007

 

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