Monday, July 10, 2006

The Authoritarian Tendency

It seems that the Party has learnt nothing from Blaenau Gwent. "Some fear that it will be used to tarnish their record so that their constituencies de-select them unless they fall into line on government policy." What, do they suppose the party members in Islington North are currently unaware of Jeremy Corbyn's views? I suspect not. this is the first step in an attempt to suspend left MPs in order to prevent them standing for reselection and to try to replace them with some tired old party hacks who have failed miserably elsewhere. The fact is, as Blaenau Gwent proved, Constituency Parties and the electorate deeply resent having candidates imposed upon them and foisting on them someone who will stick their tongue as far as possible up the rectum of the Party leadership will backfire badly.