Thursday, 20 August 2009

have they all gone mad?

according to this story the East Midlands Labour Party has suspended a member who, according to him, went to a hotel with another member not his wife or partner and did not have sex with her, according to her they did have sex, no suggestion from either party that there was anything non-consensual about it, his wife took a dim view when she found out, as well she might, and he has been booted out of the party? Idiots. Oh, but read on in the story and you find a mention of "long-standing divisions". In the Labour Party? Shurely shome mishtake. So just when it gets interesting the story ends. Hmmm. Of course in Reading nothing like this would ever happen. No councillor would be publicly condemned by the then Labour leader of the council, local librarian Dave "moronic members of the public" Sutton, for misdemeanours the public was never told about, and booted out of the Labour Group for crimes no-one would talk about, in a disgraceful failure of leadership if the "story" was true, and in an even more disgraceful probably racist piece of bullying if it was not.

In the name of God, go.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh - wow.
So committing or almost committing adultery/an act of infidelity is now grounds for expulsion from the Labour Party?
Yes - in the name of God - GO!!!!
And people thought that Thatcher had gone mad by 1990?!
She was a paragon of sanity and lucidity compared to this!

Has the new dawn of 1997 degenerated, twelve years on, into the type of organisation that demands its members 'confess' to a bit of illicit shagging?
Makes the expulsion of Militant Tendency tame indeed, to those of us who cut our political teeth at that time.

Vote the buggers out.