Saturday, July 19, 2014

Labour leaders can't really be ruthless

One of the most perplexing aspects of leftie comment on Labour poll leads is that they thought even 37% was an occasion for rejoicing.

Now they have slipped to 34% the penny is beginning to drop - they are not doing enough to consolidate their position.

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/jul/19/david-cameron-cabinet-reshuffle-labour-poll-lead-slip

Presumably Ed Miliband in his forthcoming reshuffle will have to be as ruthless as David Cameron.

The problem is that Labour leaders can't really be ruthless.

The party structure counts against ruthlessness and the party temperament tends to oppose ruthlessness.

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