Saturday, April 21, 2007

Brown hobbles opponents to keep my tenner safe!

Sometime last year I came to the conclusion that Gordon Brown would be crowned Labour leader unopposed an would do so, not by being so brilliant that he was the unanimous choice but by making sure there was no other choice.

I even went as far as betting Mike Smithson a friendly £10 that Gordon Brown would be unopposed for the Labour leadership.

It seems that Gordon Brown's campaign team headed by Jack Straw has sewn up all the votes and nominations and according to this article has outed anyone who dare not declare their absolute loyalty to the Dear Leader, Gordon.

This will deny an real choice to Labour's rank and file members, and will not impress the electorate. What is more is that the over zealousness of Brown's team stops Labour having the cathartic period of a leadership election.

I have to say I am very pleased, if I could pick anyone to lose Labour the next general election Gordon Brown would be it. What is more the nature of his succession will just demoralise Labour's troops. Well it works for me!

2 comments:

verity said...

It works for me too, BW. I think we all owe the vivacious Jack Straw a vote of thanks.

Benedict White said...

Verity, You are of course correct and I will be the first to give him my thanks as soon as Gordon gets it unopposed!