But my real issue is the way we have handled the issue as a Party. Collectivism, an ideal that supposedly forms the foundation of our politics is in severe question, with Labour loyalty nowhere to be seen. Our strength lies behind the vacuous Tory Party manifesto, which provides no basis or legitimacy to attack Labour policy. “Smeargate” has given the Conservatives a much sought after gift- grounds on which to lawfully critique our Party.
Well if “smeargate” was a gift then the Tories must think that Christmas has come early! Party members proudly jumping at the opportunity to say their piece, feeding the monster that is the media and playing into the hands of our opponents, ensuring that one foolish mistake is worthy of the front page day after day after day.
Well today is day 5- and I have had enough!
With the general election looming, and the European elections on our doorsteps now is not the time for naval gazing and petty infighting is not an option. We need to build a bridge and get over it, stand shoulder to shoulder once again and only by doing this will we secure a historic fourth term.
Hollie Jones is a BULS member