Labour’s crisis begins in earnest…

It’s no longer a secret. Gordon Brown is in serious difficulties. Trailing the Tories by a full 21 percentage points is a smack in the face that the party may have anticipated, but seem remarkably unprepared for. Local parties building their strategy around a Brown and Labour government would be well advised to dust off their Plan B, bring into play. Poverty of ambition is a much a part of this embarrassing defeat as the competent and energetic campaigning of the Tories.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty

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