March 23, 2010
This Week Could Finish Off Labour
Mary Riddell, Daily Telegraph
This is the week that could finish Labour. As the PM tries to unveil the future, three skeletons clatter in his cupboard. A sleaze scandal, a blighted Budget and industrial unrest form the triple onslaught that may end Gordon Brown’s fragile chances. Any hope that the shadow of greed had lifted was crushed by accusations that former ministers sought money for favours. The taped claim by Stephen “Cash” Byers that “I’m like a sort of cab for hire” is a remark geared to give the Tories a chauffeured drive to power.
When his meter is not running, Mr Byers has produced some good ideas on the importance of social measures designed to harness the grey vote. Pensioners with an annual income of little more than the £3,000...
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