Postcard to Iain McNicol From the Office

Dear Iain,

Sorry to spoil your holiday, unfortunately we have some developments that we thought we better share with you immediately. There’s good news and there is bad news…

The good news is that you’re not going to be fired.

The bad news is that after the near mutiny at Labour HQ after the re-organisation shambles topped off by the safe-seat loss in Bradford, it is generally agreed that you will have to go.

As General Secretary the buck stops with you and we understand that when you get back from your poorly timed and – in the circumstances – borderline offensive holiday, you are going to be sidelined out of the way. It may even be made to sound like a promotion.

Given the role our blog has played in your recent career development, we thought it would be best if you heard from us first.

Best wishes,


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