This has shades of Ceauşescu in his final hours – Kirsty McNeill, the 28 year-old Brown ultra-loyalist who wrote his party conference speech, is trying to put together a photo-op for this afternoon at West Ham Town Hall, scheduled for between four and six this afternoon. She has sent emails to mostly young Labour party supporters begging them to come to hear Gordon speak:
Gordon often says that our Party is the greatest fighting force for fairness our country has ever known. He’s right and he knows that there’s a whole generation of Labour people who will do whatever it takes to keep it that way. Would you be free to join him at West Ham Town Hall, between four and six on Sunday?
He’d like to thank you in person and he wants to talk to you about what the role for this generation of Labour is going to be, because it’s time. Time for you to stop being the future leadership of our movement and start being today’s. It’s up to us – the people who don’t think raising money for our election war chest is somebody else’s job: it’s ours. Who know running for office to stick up for the people who most need Labour councillors and MPs isn’t somebody else’s job: it’s ours. And who believe that defence of our Party, minute by minute, blog by blog, attack by attack isn’t somebody else’s job: it’s ours. There are a lot of people yak-yakking about the future of our Party and then there’s you – just getting on with being it. Do you want to come talk about it?
You can of course invite others you know, indeed please do. But I will need names for security, so if you could email me back with whether you can make it and who you’d like to bring, I’d appreciate it. I hope it’s going to be the start of something big.
Here is Gordon’s Ceauşescu moment from yesterday:
Video Credit : Crown Blog