David Blackburn

Labour PPC: Gordon Brown is the worst Prime Minister ever

Labour PPC: Gordon Brown is the worst Prime Minister ever
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At last, the election has thrown up a real character. Manish Sood, Labour PPC for North-West Norfolk, has told the Lynn Newspaper:

‘Immigration has gone up which is creating friction within communities. The country is getting bigger and messier. The role of ministers has gone bureaucratic and the action of ministers has gone downhill – it is corrupt. The loss of social values is the basic problem and this is not what the Labour Party is about.

I believe Gordon Brown has been the worst Prime Minister we have had in this country. It is a disgrace and he owes an apology to the people and the Queen.’

There is a further act in the farce. Mr Sood campaigns on the imaginative ticket of 'taking Britain back to the 1970s.'  All rather hilarious but a clear, 'Duffyite' message resounds: many of Labour’s core voters feel abandoned by Gordon Brown and New Labour.          

UPDATE: And now for the fightback, North-west Norfolk Labour association has this to say about Manish Sood:

"Mr Sood does not represent the views of North West Norfolk Labour party members. He has been divorced from this campaign for some time but is clearly determined to get as much attention for himself as possible," the party said in a statement read out on BBC News.

"Despite having such a dreadful candidate, loyal Labour members will continue to put the case for Gordon Brown as the best man to take Britain forward."

Elections produce these single-minded mavericks in hopeless seats. But this story doesn't dispel the sense that Labour is in no way 'together' at the moment.