Friday, 7 August 2009

Miliband Manoeuvres?

Comment is being passed here and here on the latest article by David Miliband, on the subject of Open Primaries, with his views being 'sold' as a move in the leadership stakes.

Whilst this may, or may not, be true, cynic that I am I prefer to see this as no more than yet another example of a politician latching onto an idea which has caught the public's imagination and 'jumping on the bandwagon'.

If political parties, of all hues, truly believed in devolving power to the electorate they would immediately introduce those proposals encapsulated in The Plan, without reservation or delay. On top of which, as I have stated previously, there is nothing that has been devolved to Scotland that could not have been devolved to local authorities - so why wasn't it?

The question that Bland Mili, has to answer is - what the hell have you lot been doing for the last 12 years, FFS? Had your heads stuck up that part of your anatomy - you know the bit that Mandelson and his ilk seem to favour?

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