Tuesday, April 25, 2006


Just a brief note to acknowledge the death of Peter Law. Peter refused to accept the dictats of the Blairites who attempted to parachute loyalist UNISON bureaucrat Maggie Jones into the safe Labour seat in Blaenau Gwent. He went it alone, stood as an Independent, and defeated Jones in Labour's safest seat in Wales, previously the political home of Bevan and Foot, by more than 9,000 votes. Just how much the having to split from a Party he had been a member of for more than 40 years, and had represented since the age of 22, that must have hurt Peter cannot be measured. The Party may try to bury his memory, but for many of us it will survive. He did more for Labour in Wales than that sun-tanned prima donna Hain could even dream of.