It’s official: the Labour party is crap at coups. While it’s tempting to suggest that something to do with the fact that the Labour party as a whole is crap, and that wouldn’t be far wrong, for some reason no one in the party has ever seemed to have the killer instinct. Certainly not compared to the Tories, for whom plotting over the years delivered the heads of both Thatcher and Duncan-Smith, and almost Major as well.
This brilliant blog post sums up the wretched condition of the present government… except that, as I have posted before, there hasn’t been any real attempt to oust leader Gordon Brown at all. If they did, it should’ve been done back in the summer of 2007 when there could’ve been a real contest to become leader of the Labour party. At present, party rules prevent any genuine outsider from entering such a contest. This so-called plot has continued to make them a laughing stock.
At the general election, the people of Britain have a real opportunity to not only vote Labour out of office, but also to consign them to the political history books.