Labour facing a sticky future…

Iain Martin in Sunday Telegraph suggests that “the downfall of this government is a historical wonder”.Indeed. Even the British PM’s stoicism seems to drawing him to full stretch. But Labour to survive next general election (widely touted to be mid 2010) in a credible numbers, the party’s survival might rest on getting in new blood whilst there is time. Comparisons have ranged with illfated PMs from Eden to Major. But is the real problem the need to transition from an Iain Duncan Smith to a Michael Howard, if only to limit the damage. More at Brassneck.

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