Monday, June 25, 2007

It's a New Dawn, It's a New Day...

As the song goes
Yes I didn't vote for Harriet, but she is now our Deputy and two things need to be borne in mind. 1) That her criticism of the Iraq War definetly helped her win votes and 2) She clearly struck a chord with the various strands of the Party and appeals to various strands of the electorate, which is why I think Gordon was wise to make her Party Chair and not give her a Departmental Job. This way she can be a conduit to the voice of Labour members and also use her talents to the full
Tonight, I shall once again be on 18 Doughty Street, so you can hear more of my views on this then.

4 comments:

Man in a shed said...

She is the perfect token candidate for a token job (doing what Gordon tells her - if she can remember it). You should listen to her being interviewed on R4 Today this morning ( must have been after 8am ) - but make sure you have something to hand to weep into.

She represents all that is wrong in British politics right now.

Paul Burgin said...

But she is good at reaching out to certain groups within the Party, which is why it's a genius that Gordon Brown has made her Party Chair and not given her a departmental job

istanbultory said...

If the decision had been his alone, Gordo would never have wanted nor even considered HH as deputy leader. Not a chance. Of course, Gordo hasn't given her a departmental job. He wants her well hidden away.

Paul Burgin said...

He has given her the job she was elected to do, i.e. working within the Labour movement