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.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

A quick correction to Guido

Occasionally I feel the need to correct leading non-Labour bloggers on their less than first-hand knowledge of Labour internal dynamics and allegiences.

Yesterday, Mr Guido Fawkes listed my local MP Diane Abbott as a "likely suspect" to want a leadership election.

I am happy to say that nothing could be further from the truth.

Less than an hour after Mr Fawkes wrote his post, I actually met Diane when she turned up in Clissold Ward as part of a team of 20 people we had out canvassing (for an election in two years time).

She greeted me with several expletives about Siobhain McDonagh and Joan Ryan, questioned their sanity and reiterated what she has said on numerous occasions on national TV, i.e. that she backs Gordon. I believe Bob Marshall-Andrews has similar views - he appears in Guido's list despite having called for David Miliband to be sacked this summer!

The positions being taken on this defy easy list making by anti-Labour bloggers so I wish they wouldn't expose their ignorance.


Blogger Guido Fawkes said...

Thanks for the input will note. You could have used the comments. They were not listed as either open or coded attackers of Brown, they were merely described as potential additions to the list.

Meanwhile we anti-Labour bloggers can enjoy the self destruction of your party.

9:10 pm, September 14, 2008

Blogger Luke Akehurst said...

I can't blame you for that!

9:16 pm, September 14, 2008

Blogger Miller 2.0 said...

He also shortlisted Cruddas, who has condemned the whole thing repeatedly.

10:34 pm, September 14, 2008

Blogger Newmania said...

Martin Bright is saying there are far more than are openly anti Brown. He is writing the obituary in the New Statesman
Personally I cannot see the point of ditching the dead weight now. You would have to have an election on his record anyway and it just adds disloyalty and disunity to incompetence and contempt for the tax payer as charges to be addressed.
However leaving tactics aside they mostly look like they`ll jump whichever way looks like winning and the slithering spinelessness of most is in sharp contrast to the devilry of the Major period .
Is there nothing but presentation to New Labour ? An honest and hard fought campaign for a new leader must surely come at soem point

(PS Are Dianne’s kids still in Public school despite the excellence of education under New Labour?)

10:38 pm, September 14, 2008


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