If one needs any indication of the current status of the Labour Party, one need only note that after Cathy Jamieson declaring herself as a candidate for the Scottish leadership, Harriet Harman is now being mentioned as a possible replacement for Gordon Brown.
The contest to captain the Titanic lead Scottish Labour, continues.
I see my friend Fern Cake (see comments) has as always got his finger on the political pulse. According to The Times it could be that Ian Gray and Margaret Curran may stand as a “Dream Ticket”. There is still speculation that Cathy Jamieson will stand and she could team up with John Park standing as a “Hard Ticket”.
Who are you lookin’ at?
Tetchy old hack Angus McLeod says in the same paper that “Nelson Mandela could not win the next Holyrood election for Labour”. That statement would seem to work on several levels.
I hear Cathy Jamieson’s name being mentioned as a possible successor to wee Wendy. I can think of one person who will be hoping and praying that this happens. Two actually because obviously wee Eck would be delighted, but really he must be fairly confident of continuing success no matter who Labour come up with. No the person I’m thinking of is Jonathan Watson. In the video below, go to 3 minutes 22 seconds in.