The results on the 4th June were no shock. They were a reality to the depths New Labour has sunk steadily to over the past few years. 'Its policy, stupid', that matters but instead of shouting about the decent policies that labour brought in the issue has centered on a power struggle between the Blairite and the Brownite wing of New Labour. As an active Trade Unionist who pays the political levy I would share with grassroots Labour campaigners the treachery of Purnel, Flint, Hoon and Hutton with disgust. These chancers represent the real heart of New Labour in my view. Their loyalty to the Labour Party has been really demonstrated by their actions over the last couple of days. They should leave the Party.
What really summed it up for me though was the treatment LDV workers got by the Government. A planned lobby and meeting with relevant ministers at Westminster was canceled due to a cabinet reshuffle!! This because of the antics of these charlatans who entered the Labour Party to pursue their careers and claim expenses. The LDV workers and the 4000 employees of supporting trades that would be affected by closure a far more important than the non-entities (some unelected) put in the cabinet!!
The only good news is that Conservative vote dipped 6 points. Wow!!