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Harriet Harman has a point

Ever since she was elected deputy Labour leader, Harriet Harman has been sidelined by Gordon Brown who failed to make her deputy Prime MinisterShe warns her party that Labour’s election line-up is too male dominated; sHarriet Harmanhe The high profile won by Lord Mandelson will see Labour's campaign  characterised by Blairite figures.has to stand by while unelected Peter Mandelson takes control of Labour for the duration of the election campaign. What does this tell us about the way Labour views democracy if it ruthlessly ignores the wishes of those who voted Harman into the role of deputy leader?

The fact is, if Labour seriously wants to target the “Take a Break women” – those under 40 – what the heck does it expect to achieve with Peter Mandelson at its helm? What does he know about the lives of single mothers and unemployed families, the struggles of students paying tuition fees, the unavailability of cancer treating drugs, caring for a mother with dementia or a child with autism while also desperately trying to hold down a job, the struggle of paying soaring petrol prices while living in a rural community…….

I think this is yet another blessing in disguise for Conservatives.



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