Wednesday, January 27, 2010
It's civil war
Luciana's first three days as a candidate haven't been happy ones.
Day 1: Roger Phillips show taken over by angry Labour voters who don't want an MP from London imposed upon them. Jane Kennedy forced to call in to defend Luciana's selection, admitting that she is a careerist politician and "highly ambitious for herself."
And spare a thought for poor Wendy, described as local mediocrity by a Wavertree Labour activist who phoned in to defend Luciana. And as a "Dismal Chump" by regular Labour poster Ronnie de Ramper.
Day 2. Daily Post headline Liverpool Labour infighting after 28-year-old candidate chosen for Wavertree
Peter Kilfoyle questioned her "outspoken views on Israel" and branded her "a student politician" - online readers fill comments section with more angry views.
Day 3. Joe Anderson forced to come to her defense in the Echo, suggesting Peter Kilfoyle was "past his sell by date". I can't see Peter letting you get away with that one Joe. Yet more Labour members join in to attack Kilfoyle, as Labour threaten to tear themselves apart. Oh yes this battle is going to run and run.
Meanwhile I found this from MPACUK - the UK's leading Muslim Civil Liberties group, who take a similar line to Kilfoyle.
How many Muslims in Camden will vote blindly for the Labour Party this year? How many Muslims in Camden will vote for innocent Muslims in Palestine to be massacred? How many Muslims in Camden will vote for Israel to get away with whatever they please? Hopefully the answer to all three questions is none.
Will they won't now get a chance to vote against Luciana, but what will local groups such as the very active branch of the Stop The War coalition going to have to say?
The row shows no sign of dying down.
Dude the Dog is away, chasing sticks.