Labour Leadership Contest

As we near the end of August the contest to decide who should be Leader of the Labour Party (still Her Majesty’s Official Opposition in Parliament) rumbles on. Of course, there is not even a vacancy the current Leader wants to continue in the job he won with almost 60% of the votes less than a year ago. The challenger seems to think that the best way to improve Labour’s prospects is to promise to ignore the results of the referendum when over 17 million voted to leave the European Union. I never think you should underestimate your political opponents and things will eventually improve for Labour. It does seem strange to an outsider of Labour politics how Tony Blair who won three consecutive general elections for the Party is now held in contempt by many of Labour’s own members and supporters.