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It seems increasingly clear that, with all the current bad press Labour’s been getting, someone – probably Charles Clarke – needs to resign to reassure voters before Thursday’s local elections. Logic says that the most likely day for this to happen is today, because no-one wants it to drag on till Tuesday, when everything’s a bit close. But leaving it till Tuesday does have its advantages, as it makes Labour look responsive right before the election – it just doesn’t give campaigners the boost they need on the doorsteps over the Bank Holiday weekend.

I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see an announcement today. But let’s face it, I’m usually very wrong…

This 865th post was filed under: News and Comment, Politics.






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Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


by sjhoward

Comment posted at 11:24 on 29th April 2006.

So there was no sacrifical lamb on Saturday – clearly, my predictions were of their normal calibre! But the terrible trio has become the foolish four with the news that cannabis has been found at John Reid’s house. This really isn’t Labour’s week!


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