25th September 2010
BIG, BIG, BIG MISTAKE
By a margin of only 1.3% and purely because of the Trades Unions’ support, Ed the Younger Miliband has beaten his brother David and won the Labour Party leadership.
So that’s it then.
The Trade Unions, as members and as unions (their system gives them multiple votes) have finally killed Blair’s New Labour.
Back to the wilderness.
Enjoy it, Labour. You deserve it.
WRONG DATE ABOVE, of course. It was never just one bitter pill, one policy issue that killed New Labour. New Labour’s death was slow and painful, starting from the date Tony Blair received his marching orders and a short prognosis from such as Gordon Brown and Ed Balls in September 2006.
But today, with the election of Ed Miliband ONLY due to Trades Union support, the final nail has been banged into the coffin.
Ed Miliband won with 50.65 per cent of the vote against David’s 49.35 per cent in the final round of voting.
There were jubilant scenes among Ed’s supporters when the announcement was made in Manchester at 4.50pm on Saturday.
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