Labour’s dilemma over Goldsmith: Party or country (and the world)?

Lots of good stuff on Jeff Breslin’s blog this morning… Not least his sensible advice to Labour currently going full blast after Zac Goldsmith and his non dom status…

…the key factor in this story is that Zac Goldsmith would contribute more to the UK as Environment Secretary than he would by stumping up a tax liability that doesn’t exist.

Now Cameron is taking stick for his own anti AGW stance… The question facing Labour strategists is: do you take out Cameron’s key man (and the UK‘s if the Tories take a working majority next year) in their capacity to produce a workable policy contribution to the post 2012 environmental settlement in order to cast the rising voice of Tory climate oppositionalists as antediluvian ‘nutters’… But, then, in the process, nobble the country’s capacity to put in a credible effort in the run up to COP 16 in Mexico this time next year… Or is it more the case that when you’re cornered any outward move will do?

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