So, Clare Short has taken herself outside the parliamentary Labour Party. She must have hoped to leave as a martyr, expelled by her own party for urging people to vote against sitting Labour MPs at the next election, but that was denied her. In the end, she's decided to go herself. I can't help but agree with Khalid Mahmood (not something I've said very often in the past) when he says that 'the party has always stood up for Clare, but Clare hasn't always stood up for the party.' Nice turn of phrase there, Khalid.
She didn't even have the courtesy to tell her constituency party before going to the media, but that's hardly a surprise as she's not spoken to them in five years.