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.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Progress Column

My Progress column this week looks at the detail of Labour's performance in the South:



Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Scotland gets independence then we are knackered for power again.

Surely Dianne Abbott would have been much better than Ed Milliband, so far Labour is like a wet fish against the Tories!

11:31 am, May 11, 2011

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Erm, no she wouldn't ;)

And Labour could have won its last three GE victories without a single Scottish seat.

Amazing how few people seem to be aware of that......

12:38 am, May 12, 2011

Anonymous Anonymous said...

'If Scotland gets independence then we are knackered for power again.'

As Salmond is not only an astute politician but also a winner,the referendum will probably be a choice between independence and Devo Max,so whatever the result it will be a win-win for the SNP.

Devo Max would also solve the WLQ with a handful of Scottish MP's left to debate defence and foreign affairs in Westminster.

Either result will be bad news for Labour.

4:47 pm, May 12, 2011

Anonymous Labour Cancer said...

A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear."
Marcus Tullius Cicero - (106-43 BC) Roman Statesman, Philosopher and Orator

Ring any bells

10:40 pm, May 14, 2011


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