Today she let true feelings show. In a well-designed general-election Labour leaflet that popped through Hackney doors the Hackney North & Stoke Newington member failed even to mention the Prime Minister. Yep, our MP no longer wants to be associated in the voter’s mind with the leader of her party. Perhaps she could tell her supporters whom she backs to take over after what she presumably considers Brown’s doomed leadership has dumped Labour on to the Opposition benches.
Not even an acknowledgment, either, of the redrawing of the boundaries, that garnered a chunk of Meg Hillier‘s Dalston constituency for her. As Loving Dalston reported (“Identity crisis…”) in March 2010, no politicians bothered to explain this to the electorate, and Abbott’s still keeping schtum. The only person who has given we befuddled voters any clue about the reasons is an Australian journalist, Peter Wilson, writing in The Times. Briefly, UK boundary changes are badly done and often a fiddle. Who’d have guessed?
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