Peter Hoskin

Brown’s gang ruins things for decent Labour supporters

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His post on the Damian McBride scandal appeared earlier, but it's worth rounding off the afternoon with the words of Tom Harris, a Labour MP who has done himself credit today:

"...this isn’t about positioning or spinning or misdirection or whatever. This is about standards of political activity, standards which have fallen far, far below what is remotely acceptable, especially for someone working at the very heart of government.

We screwed up, big time. We have no-one — absolutely no-one at all — to blame for this but ourselves. The damage the Labour Party and the government have sustained this last 24 hours has been entirely self-inflicted.

And the people behind this sordid little mess owe everyone named in these emails a very public apology."

It recalls a comment by a Labour supporter that I read yesterday - possibly on the infamous LabourList - lamenting how the destructive efforts of Mcbride, Draper et al are undermining the doostep work put in by decent Labour folk.  They must be dismayed by what has been done in the name of their party.