Sunday, September 26, 2010

Thousands of words have been written about Ed Milliband's victory over his brother, with a remarkable degree of agreement - the electoral college system used by Labour is flawed.  The electoral college is split into 3 equally weighted sections which means that the vote of one MP is worth that of over 600 party members and more than 12000 members of affiliated organisations - where's the fairness in that? And yet, in the end, the affiliated organisations swung the decision.and now both the new leader and the membership have to live with the result. 

This morning the new leader said that he wasn't in thrall to the unions and that strike action should be a last resort.  He also said he wouldn't be opposing all of the coalition government's cuts, which will make a change from the last few months.  To have the Labour leader finally admitting that some cuts might be necessary will make a pleasant change.  But the proof of the pudding will be in the eating and I'm not holding my breath!

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