Over one hundred and forty Labour MPs have signed a motion
opposing goverment plans to part-privatise the Post Office, three Cabinet ministers are known to be opposed, former cabinet ministers like the disgraced Peter Hain are campaigning against the plan
and even lowly SpAds are threatening to quit carrying bags. The government could lose the Commons vote without the support of Tory MPs
. Unions are threatening to defund the party
over the issue. Dramatic stuff. Guido went where “Labour minded people come together”
– LabourList – to shed light on the internal debate. Silence.
Total silence on the subject. Caught between the need to placate union sponsors and the demands of those who pull his strings in Downing Street, Draper has had as his lead story all day since yesterday morning a review of Chris Mullin’s book A View From The Foothills. Tragic.