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Saturday 5 July 2008

Labour to announce its Glasgow East candidate

... on Friday night, or so it was predicted.

Didn't happen though - the man thought to be a shoo-in for the role, George Ryan, chose not to turn up for the selection meeting, apparently having decided at the last minute not to stand for that old stalwart of motives, 'family reasons'.

That the governing political party of this country is unable to come up with a candidate in what has historically been a very safe seat, when the sitting MP has resigned for health reasons (which were known some time before), is quite extrordinary. Let's hope they can get their act together for Monday, as is now being predicted - it would be grimly amusing for the rest of us, not to mention excruciatingly embarrassing for the Labour Party and its embattled Prime Minister, Gordon Brown (for those who might have forgotton, or be trying to forget it), if they cannot identify a genuine candidate before the nominations close.

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