Thursday, June 04, 2009

The polls close ....

... and one James Purnell steps forth, dagger in hand :

I owe it to our party to say what I believe no matter how hard that may be. I now believe your continued leadership makes a Conservative victory more, not less likely.

It hit the Guardian website at 10.19 pm. Smart footwork.

(Mr Purnell is the guy with the outrageous idea that we shouldn't give smackheads and alkies invalidity benefits unless they try to get off the scag/booze. Fascist !)

(also recall this comment from Socialist Unity :

"the Compass candidate would come to an agreement with Cabinet Brownites to prevent the move of a Blairite candidate such as James Purnell from putting forward a reactionary, anti-welfare policy agenda which would be little different from BNP populism ...")


The Refuser said...

It is looking good. Rats deserting the good ship Liebour. Happy days!

Mr Grumpy said...

Not the only one with dagger in hand. Alan Johnson says he's backing Brown "to the hilt".

Et tu, Brute?

-- said...

It's kind of pathetic really. The media and the Tories tried so damn hard to make reports of Brown's downfall self-fulfilling prophecy. Couldn't quite pull it off though, could they.

Maybe next time the press should report about what is actually happening, rather than reporting on what their own reports report is likely to be reported tomorrow.