Saturday, September 25, 2010

Opposition ordeal over...

Or is it...slightly grubby but the message is clear. The Emissary from the Planet Fuck (really!) pipped his elder sibling at the post, "thanks in large part to a strong vote from the unions" and despite not getting the most votes from Labour MPs, nor MEPs nor most votes of Labour members. Remember, in the grubby game, all votes are equal but some are more equal than others.

Update: Cranmer puts it beautifully:
"David Miliband lost this election not because he was less popular amongst his political colleagues or ordinary party members, but because of Labour's grossly distorted electoral college and the vicissitudes of AV."

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Paul said...

Try and explain this mess to a Daily Mail reader as I tried to this morning. I wonder what DC thought of the impact of AV given what is going to happen next year?

Span Ows said...

Yes, try explaining that coming forth is a winnable option...I suspect many may be changing their minds but it does put Ed in a funny position...does he push the labour party to back AV now? And imagine it on a National scale after aGeneral election...they be a riot of anxiety!!!