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Something I find rather difficult to understand about the situation in which the Labour party finds itself at the moment, is the fact that it seems to be the general concensus of opinion that the current Prime Minister is to blame.
OK. So, he's having a pretty bad run, but I believe Gordon Brown is a man of some integrity who was placed (quite deliberately, in my opinion) in an almost untenable position by the actions of his thoroughly disingenuous predecessor.
To add insult to injury, this unfortunate episode has been overseen - and some might say, orchestrated - by someone to whom he turned for assistance; I mean, of course, the iniquitous Baron Mandelson of Foy in the County of Herefordshire and of Hartlepool in the County of Durham.
Wouldn't it be interesting to imagine what The Bard of Stratford-upon-Avon could have made of such shenanigans?