The Guardian: How will Labour top losing the election? By losing its own leadership contest


Perhaps the whole debacle is a brilliant piece of marketing designed to make whoever takes over seem like a genius, writes Frankie Boyle

MANY people thought the Labour party would struggle to top the disaster of losing the general election, but it has silenced the doubters by somehow contriving to lose its own internal leadership election.

Voters have signed up to support it, and Labour has reacted with a purge of such generalised unfairness that I’m almost starting to doubt that its leading lights really wanted to bring democracy to Iraq.

It must be easy weeding out applications from those who don’t share Labour values – surely the very fact that they’ve made a decision and put their name to it is a huge beacon saying ‘Outsider!’

A party that sees enthusiasm as a negative – at least that’s a quality that may win back Scotland.

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