Alex Massie

Labour Party in “meltdown”

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Danny Finklestein reports:

Politely talking to one Labour member,  while in the presence of a member of the Shadow Cabinet, I asked him gently to what he thought we owed Labour's decline in the polls.

Instead of giving an involved explanation he replied:

"Oh that's easy to explain. Our Leader is utterly useless. If you asked him which of the two doors from this room he was going to exit from he would be incapable of choosing. And if someone else chose the door for him he wouldn't be able to make his way there"

Well, yes. Once a party starts to unravel, there ain't anything anyone can do to stop it. Certainly, there's not much Gordon can do to rally the troops, calm nerves, plot a new course etc etc.

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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