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.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Corrections Column

It's always enjoyable to see just how far off the mark both Tory commentators and journalists can be about internal Labour matters:

e.g. 1 - Iain Dale thinks Neal Lawson and Compass are "Brownite" and that Lawson has "never edited anything in his life". Neal has actually spent most of the last year attacking Brown for being too Blairite, and has edited "Renewal" magazine for well over a decade.

e.g. 2 - The Observer lists Charlie Whelan, Douglas Alexander and Geoffrey Robinson as "Exiles from the court of Brown" and says Whelan "runs a salmon fishing business in Scotland". Which is strange because I thought Whelan was National Political Director of Unite, Labour's largest union affiliate, Alexander is a Cabinet Minister and Robinson owns the New Statesman, the country's main centre-left magazine.


Anonymous hughes views said...

Do you have a shred of evidence to support your assertion that "Iain Dale thinks"?!

1:11 pm, March 25, 2008

Blogger Southpaw Grammar said...

Yeah i pulled up Mr Dale about this...

Good spot.

8:24 pm, March 25, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Observer today is reporting that John McDonnell has represented the constituency that covers Heathrow for 30 years.

I hadn't realised 1997 was so long ago.

7:22 pm, March 30, 2008


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