Agreeing with Diane Abbott
I found myself in the unusual position of nodding vigorously at Diane Abbott's assessment of the overall political situation in her MP's report at the Hackney North & Stoke Newington CLP meeting last night.
Her basic message (from memory) was:
- we'd be nuts to change leader again so quickly
- we all need to stop panicking and that will be helped by MPs going on Recess and not all being in London stirring each other up
- Gordon should focus on using the next two years to deliver two or three landmark policies that are the things he really wants to achieve in politics and will, to quote Diane, be "recognisably Labour, not necessarily left wing, but inspiring and heartening to Labour people"