Labour Fighting Against Meltdown
If Gordon Brown has no realistic alternative but to quit as Prime Minister then he has no one to blame but himself. Its not enough righfully pointing out as he did at PMQ's that the issues involved at the moment affect all political parties. Several times he has failed to get a grip on events, he has shown spectacular lack of judgement in who he picks as his advisers, he failed to sack Hazel Blears when he directly criticised her, which led him wide open to accusations of poisonous briefing. If Brown hasn't made enemies, then some of his allies certainly have. It goes without saying for example that the names of Ed Balls and Tom Watson are mud within some sections of the Parliamentary Labour Party, if not outside Westminster! Brown will have to work incredibly hard to persuade people that he has a grip on what is going on (which he has failed to effectively do) and not wasting time having acolytes being involved in machiavellian skulduggery against opponents perceived or otherwise.
But tomorrow is another day. We have to work hard to persuade people to go out and vote, let alone go out and vote Labour. I only hope people realise that Labour are more consistent on Europe than the other main parties, that they notice the good and hard work many Labour Councils do up and down the country(esp with regards to promoting public services) and that many will go out and vote so as to prevent the BNP from getting a single Euro seat or a council seat for that matter. If you want to help prevent that, then you'll be doing no bad thing by looking at the 38degrees website which gives practical advice in how to help encourage others to vote and to prevent the BNP from getting any kind of foothold. Lets concentrate on that tomorrow and on Friday and over the weekend we can work out how Labour's future can be best dealt with!
UPDATE: Christine Quigley has done an excellent piece on the need to vote on LabourList