Monday, 14 May 2007

Contest for Labour

The latest on the Labour leadership contest is in - there will be a contest. John McDonnell claims he now has the necessary 44 Labour MPs supporting his nomnation, Michael Meacher having 'graciously' stepped aside to allow McDonnell to go ahead. I've not yet reached a firm decision as to who'll get my vote, but I happen to agree that it's in the spirit of a democratic socialist party to have an election rather than a coronation (that's the Tory's territory). May the best man win!

PS: I wonder if, should the unlikely happen and McDonnell is elected, he and Meacher will have a Blair-Brown style relationship, and whether we might see history repeat itself in 10 years' time? What momentous political times we live in =)

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