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June 09, 2007



I'm a floating voter albeit in a slightly different way. As a life long Conservative I think I could be tempted to vote for the reds :) I like Brown, I admire his intellect and I don't think he's as left wing, at least in terms of policy, as some make him out to be. As for the labour deputy contest, I have to disagree with you about their quality. As someone that worked in the House and had first hand experience with a few of them, I'd not give them the time of day. I can't say much but one in particular that features in your shortlist was one of the most useless politicians as I ever ever seen. As for Blears, that women doesn't deserve to run a kindergarten never mind being the deputy leader of the Labour Party. I guess it doesn't really matter who gets it, Brown is not likely to pay any attention, if he could, he'd get rid of the post all-together.

I'm really beginning to like him though. It's strange, maybe it's the David Cameron effect but he's looking good.

Something that greatly interests me is whether Brown will be able to delegate, to let go. I'm not sure he will be able to. That's not a bad thing but if you thought Mandelson was bad (I thought he was a genius) then Brown will seem like the fuhrer. Thatcher all over again? Maybe.

Anyway, I love your blog, it's fab!

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