Thursday, September 14, 2006

Clare facing a whipping

Clare Short is facing expulsion from the Labour Party for her latest outburst. After announcing that she would not be defending her Birmingham Ladywood seat as a Labour MP at the next election, she denounced Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, and for good measure, David Cameron. Nor was that all. She declared that a hung Parliament might be the best thing for the country, and she would work towards ensuring that.

The Chief Whip is threatening fire and brimstone, but something tells me that Clare Short will not be that bothered. She may well return as an independent MP, and being expelled from the Labour party can only be good for her campaign. Look what that did for Red Ken in 2000. In addition, Labour is so thoroughly discredited in the eyes of the voters, that such a public parting of ways will not harm her in the least.

She should have done it a long time ago, though. Now it looks opportunistic, but isn't that the way with politics?
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Anonymous jay said...

Trust Clare Short to toss a hand grenade into the camp as she departs.

8:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Labour Party is in open revolt. The Chief Whip has no power over anyone anymore. She can't really think Clare Short is quaking in her boots over these threats?

8:07 PM  
Anonymous Ellee said...

I like a woman who speaks her mind, and she is saying what loads of others want to say but don't have the courage.

Tony Benn has been kicking Blair in the groin too, accusing him of abandoning the NHS and frittering millions on the Iraq war, soon he won't have any Labour supporters left.

4:12 PM  

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