Friday, July 14, 2006

Start as you mean to go on

In a move calculated to win the hearts and minds of Labour's bloggers, John McDonnell - who has identified himself as an early challenger for the vacancy when Tony finally decides that we've had enough - has threatened a fellow Labour blogger into taking down a post. It wasn't a brilliant post, to be honest, but that's not the point.

I wonder if John supported the changes to the PLP rules - the ones that seem to allow the Chief Whip to threaten elected members? Anyone know how he voted? If not, to use them like this is simply hypocritical.

Well, John. When the election comes, I've got a voice and it won't be raised in your support, nor will my vote(s) go your way. Waving m'learned friends around is simply childish and makes you look like a thin-skinned novice, not a serious player. In any case, trying to silence the blogosphere is like trying to nail jelly to the wall.

Grow up.


Simon said...

This is a rather better reason to condemn McDonnell, I think.

A soft socialist said...

And this is the man that wants to lead the country? Hmmm . . . .