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Thursday, June 14, 2007

Tony Benn and Lynne Featherstone

Normally one would be shocked to find a member of your own Party supporting the opposition, that is true of course except when it is Tony Benn. It just sickens me. I picked this up from Adrian McMenamin's blog. A high profile Labour member appearing on Lib Dem literature supporting them and not us.

I can't understand why someone should be allowed to be in the Party when they are campaigning against it. Surely that is why one joins a different party? This is even more shocking for those of us living in North East London, especially as a local friend and colleague, Catherine West (Leader of Islington Labour Group) could well be fighting a Parliamentary election against Lynne.

3 comments:

adrian said...

Thanks for the link. But I don't think stupidity is really a reason to expel somebody.

Timmymc said...

Openly damaging the Party's chances of winning an election gets close to it though? Campaigning for the opposition? I think with Tony Benn one could probably find many examples of this sort of behaviour though, do we just write it off and leave him alone?

Colm said...

You'd hurt the Labour party much more than Tony Benn or the Lib Dems by kicking him out wouldn't you though? Best not to draw attention to it I would've thought.