Friday, July 15, 2016
Labour's cancelled meetings
Yesterday I spotted on the screen outside the council chamber in Gateshead Civic Centre the list of meetings for the rest of the day. Alas, all the Labour ones were listed as cancelled. It looked a bit like a train information board with all the trains cancelled! This is all part of Labour's civil war. I can however report that the Blaydon Labour constituency party meeting went ahead earlier this month at which support was overwhelmingly for Corbyn. Apparently the meeting called for action against the MPs who could not bring themselves to express confidence in Corbyn. Blaydon Labour MP and Corbyn fan Dave Anderson has been the beneficiary of the civil war. He was promoted to the Shadow Cabinet with not just one job, but two! Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland and ditto for Northern Ireland. All he needs now is Wales and he has a full set!