Thursday, November 02, 2006

Labour new and old

Winding down towards the Queen's Speech, and a book deadline too - so this blog will be a bit episodic for a week or two.

Hosted a meeting for George Galloway yesterday - speaking to a couple of dozen kids from Bethnal Green Technology College. Such energy and intensity - took me back to the days when Old Labour really believed in itself. Far too young - he's going to be around for decades yet. Claims that Respect put on 10,000 members at freshers fairs this autumn. Thank goodness UKIP has no-one like him.

Went straight on to question Geoff Hoon about the passarelle (an EU mechanism for moving things from unanimity to majority voting). Heavily minded by a civil servant of extraordinary focus - had almost no presence in the room, all centered on keeping Hoon on track. A wasted hour, as you would expect. And they say he's to be the next Lord Chancellor!

1 Comments:

Blogger Jens Winton said...

You say:

"Claims that Respect put on 10,000 members at freshers fairs this autumn. Thank goodness UKIP has no-one like him."

Give us time. It will come.

Jens Winton
Chairman
UKIP Lewisham

8:51 am  

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