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Monday 25 June 2007

Like I'm supposed to care?

Harriet Harman becomes deputy leader and Chairman of the Labour Party.

A lot of people seem to have been following this non-election (for the deputy leadership) very closely over the past few weeks and news bulletins on Sunday were full of anticipation for who might win. For myself I couldn't work up any enthusiasm - I really didn't see what difference it would make to anyone which of the six nonentities standing for the job that the Labour Party chose to fill this non-job.

Next non-event? Dateline Wednesday, when Gordon Brown accedes formally to the title of Prime Minister after having become leader of the Labour Party on Sunday. Will there be a general election this Autumn or next Spring? Frankly I wouldn't be at all surprised if, as has been surmised, he has a whole raft of goodies (probably more apparent than real, knowing this chancer) up his sleeve with which to entice a new generation of the electorate to vote for his fraudulent policies, to assure himself of an early 'bounce' in popularity. The real question, though, is will be have the courage to call an election before he absolutely has to; whilst this ultimate control-freak has never struck me as being a courageous type he may yet surprise us all.

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