Jonathan Fryer

Writer, Lecturer, Broadcaster and Liberal Democrat Politician

How Low Can Labour Go?

Posted by jonathanfryer on Saturday, 6th June, 2009

CAMBODIA-ELECTION-EUThe past week has been like watching a slow-motion car-crash, involving the Labour Gordon Brown 2automobile driven by Gordon Brown, skidding off the road and heading straight for a huge bollard. Bringing Glenys Kinnock on board as Europe Minister yesterday (yet another unelected person in a position of authority in government) was just the latest indication that Brown has lost not just the way but the plot. No wonder several members of his Cabinet have been jumping out of the doors before the fatal impact.

It now seems certain that the European election results — due out about 9pm tomorrow evening — will be yet more bad news for the Labour Party, though as they were conducted on a proportional representation system, rather than first-past-the-post, they won’t look quite as distorted as the county council results, which turned almost the whole country blue. If the Euro-vote were today, rather than two days ago, I suspect the Labour result would have been even worse than it is going to be. How low do Labour’s fortunes have to go before Gordon Brown realises he is leading it towards catastrophe?

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