Friday, September 29, 2006

Ian Macwhirter on John Reid

The Herald and Sunday Herald journalist writes on Comment is Free:
If Labour installs him as its leader, the party will complete its transition to an authoritarian party of the populist right. It will mean riots at home; new wars abroad. There will be imprisonment without trial, a massive increase in police powers, curbs on immigration.

This must not happen. If Reid becomes leader, I will be voting for David Cameron.

2 comments:

Tim said...

I'm glad I live in a LibDem held constituency (Cheadle). Having come of political age during Thatcherism I'd really have to hold my nose to vote Tory.

What will Ming do in the event of a hung parliament with a Reid-led 'Labour' as the largest party?

Tim Swift said...

He will probably do what the Libs have done on a string of formerly Labour local authorities (Leeds, Bradford, Birmingham ....) and put the Tories in power in return for a share of the spoils. Mind you, I expect he would do exactly the same in a hung parliament where a Brown-led Labour party is the largest party.