BTW on the Erith Thamesmead selection... to say the ballot box was 'tampered with' sounds like someone was trying to fix the result by, for example, removing, adding or amending some votes. 'Sabotaged' would be a better word.
Saturday, 18 April 2009
I wanna grow up to be a politician
Been looking at the Labourhome site, which for some reason I don't do very often. It's better than I recall. I think last time I looked at it was when there was reshuffle gossip and someone on there was suggesting Ruth Kelly was in line to be Chief Whip. (That would be the same Ruth Kelly who at the time was battling with her Catholic conscience about whether she could support the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill, and who, even leaving this aside, was probably the least likely candidate for Chief Whip in the entire Cabinet.) So my reservation about Labourhome was that it simply didn't feel like somewhere frequented by sufficient Labour people who were 'in the know' about things, by which I mean the quality of comments, not the posts. What I like about it, however, is that it's a relatively troll-free zone. And may it remain thus.