all that hard work the Reading boys did, and finally they get the outcome they wanted all along - Labour in third place in Reading East and we are back to the 1980s. Congratulations boys. Your antics had a nice mention on Sky this morning just in case anyone had forgotten and no I didn't talk to Sky. In opposition, the Tories in government (well, not quite yet but that was out of your gift) and Labour in third place. Labour's militant tendency in the Reading party has done what the other Militant did in the 1980s - make the party unelectable for a generation. Well done. Jolly well done chaps. How are you going to face the decent party workers who went out delivering and did their best during this campaign, when you have your delightful post-election GC and the poison flies around the room? What are you going to say to them? May you be forgiven. At the moment I can't.
Howarth, Sutton, Singleton-White and Salter, that is your political epitaph. Opposition for a generation.