Monday 23 September 2002

Like lambs to the slaughter

The Illiberal Democrats think that Labour will give them the deal they want on proportional representation in Scottish local elections. According to Lib Dem leader Jim Wallace, the agreement:
will give the Scottish Lib Dems an advantage over Labour
Who said that politicians are comedians? Labour activists are saying something rather different:
We do not speak as a vested interest but as democrats when we say as a party we do not support proportional representation for local council elections. That is why we will enter the 2003 elections on a platform of reinvigorating local democracy but not breaking the direct link between councillor and community; of strengthening local government, not undermining it to create local administration.
My money is on the Labour activists.