Will there be a Labour leadership coup?

By Jane Clifton In Politics

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25th August, 2012
Call it lack of discipline, desperation, recreational bitchiness, but a most unfortunate psychological affliction has beset the Labour Party and some supporters. Let’s call it Chris Carter Syndrome. You want your old life back, preferably your old office, desk and junket schedule, but the polls aren’t reassuring. You panic. You cast around for someone to blame, and naturally you alight on the leader. You vent to like-minded colleagues, who naturally agree: “Yeah, he’s bloody hopeless.” All very therapeutic. But not therapeutic enough. Then it occurs to you that only you have the ...

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