Thursday, 30 October 2008

The sound of panic

Remember Labour's Glasgow East campaign where their London Ministers campaigned for 15 minutes at a time, Gordon Brown was absent, and very few of their MPs or councillors turned up?

A wee voice has told me - in that inimitable wee voice way - that Labour is whipping its MPs to get to Glenrothes, sending Cabinet Ministers back time and time again (including sending John Denham today - 24 hours after he cut student grants in England), el Gordo is coming back to do more damage, and Labour is 'encouraging' its councillors from all over Scotland to get to Glenrothes. One hears, indeed, of an elderly Glasgow Labour councillor who has acquired a walking stick just in case.
Panic? Panic? Who said panic?

1 comment:

Jess The Dog said...

I am wondering if the HBOS "merger" has been put on the back-burner until after the Glenrothes by-election. If/once it goes ahead, there will be thousands of job losses in a short space of time. I think the next 6 days will be the last window to try and oppose this, and once the by-election is out the way (whatever the result) then Mandelson will force the merger (wonder if he will be holidaying with Sir Victor next summer).