July 27, 2008

HOW'S PUNTING TONY WORKING OUT FOR YOU?:

Labour considers 'suicide' election (Eddie Barnes, 7/27/08, Scotland on Sunday)

PANICKING Labour ministers are considering a 'suicide election' to give the party a fresh start under a new leader, following their humiliating defeat at the hands of the SNP in the Glasgow East by-election.

Senior figures disillusioned with Gordon Brown want a senior Cabinet minister to take over the party leadership and head immediately to the polls either this autumn or next spring, even if defeat is the likely option.

They believe such a move would be better than Brown clinging on to office until 2010 when, they fear, the party would face a wipe-out on the scale of that inflicted on the Tories by Labour in 1997.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 27, 2008 10:46 AM
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