But, given the nature of the voting system, those calling for her to pull out are not thinking this one through: votes are allocated to second, then third preferences as candidates are eliminated when those votes are counted. There is little point in taking a name off the ballot right now. There is, though, no point in trying to whip up controversy for the sake of it, and the latest such event does those involved no favours at all.
Cathy Newman of Channel 4 News disagreed: “I can spot sexism a mile off, and I’m not afraid to say it. But Lord Falconer - Charlie to his mates - is no sexist … what cheerful Charlie was saying was a statement of fact, based on YouGov’s opinion poll released early this week”. The involvement of the Murdoch Times has not helped matters.
I noted Kendall's interview on Channel 4 New tonight. The woman's a bad joke, probably just one more stalking horse.
So Falconer said "...we need a leader who can reach out to all wings of the party and provide unity” did he.
Er, no. That was there under mass murderer Blair and his gang and look what happened. War and more privatisation and ignoring the nation outside London and the loss of Scotland to nationalism.
What the Labour Party needs is a leader prepared to evolve policies on behalf of the whole nation, to restore finance where it is now most needed, and most of all....to do what is right.
Whatever happens, Labour might well lose the next election. But if they do, better to set a new standard in public life and to make it clear there is now GENUINE opposition to neocon corruption and spivvery.
New Labour "won" elections alright. Their problem is they lost their souls in the process, to say nothing of the trust of the people. Which is why they are so heartily detested now.
If Jeremy Corbyn wins the leadership election he has one major task above all: to demonstrate that conscience hasn't completely evaporated in Parliament, and that the Labour Party can - eventually - restore its founding principles and enthuse people to organise and fight back.
If any of the others wins - as seems likely - this country will sink further into a one party capitalist state with different factions. Expect more war, more poverty, more lies and more concentration of resources in the south east. Nothing is more certain.
Tories must be pissing themselves with laughter.
Has all the entertainment of a clowns convention one legged arse kicking competition...
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