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.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Labourlist column

My labourlist column this week is about the forthcoming publication of the Purple Book:

http://www.labourlist.org/luke-akehurst-in-defence-of-ivan-lewis-and-the-purple-book

4 Comments:

Anonymous Toby Chopra said...

Totally off topic but...Stoke Newington carved up between 2 constituencies in the boundary review!!!! If the BCE has repeated abominations like this throughout the country there might be a chance yet to kill this gerrymandering bill.

10:33 pm, September 12, 2011

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not sure that it is on Luke's reading list, but "Off Message" by Bob Marshall-Andrews is well worth reading.

And some of the people in Labour's High Command now admit that Labour got many of these issues wrong at the time.

11:12 am, September 13, 2011

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Toby Chopra

Oh, make no mistake, it has....

Some of the Cumbrian seats, for example, are a genuine disgrace.

12:30 am, September 14, 2011

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Following the other comments, I think that there is a strong chance thst this will be defeated.
The whole premise of having too many MPs is total nonsense anyway.

And there is appalling cynicism behind it as the number of ministers and parliamentary hangers-on will not be reduced. Thus the power of the government over parliament will increase.

However, I am doubtful that the Conservative Party will benefit as much as they think.

10:03 am, September 14, 2011

 

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