Some good news, bar the local election results. In the past 24 hours or so, some 3,000 people have joined the Labour party, so much so that the website actually crashed for a brief while! I’m suspecting quite a lot of disenchanted Lib Dems were among them.
Bowing to the judgement of the electorate, and in a dignified and timely manner, Gordon Brown has resigned as PM. As he refused to back a candidate for the Party leadership, so he refused to mention Clegg or Cameron, instead telling the waiting cameras how much he has enjoyed the opportunity to do good that his job has offered, and how much he’s looking forward to focussing on being a husband and father.
BULS pays tribute to his many years of devoted service, his economic prowess and his honest and heartfelt efforts to improve the lot of the British people and the world’s poorest.
As for the new coalition government, my feelings are summed up in this pithy poem:
Roses are red,
Labour are too
We were right when we warned them
Vote yellow get blue
But here’s to making the most of opposition. Here’s to laughing in the face of compromise and putting our Labour values first. Here’s to spending more time and effort in constituencies and local government. Here’s to doing everything we can to make this time count. And here’s to getting back in as soon as the electorate deems us worthy.