I simply don't recognise the picture Jackie Ashley paints of a Labour party on the edge of an electoral suicide pact (Blair will have to name the day at Labour's conference, June 19). Yes, it has been a tough few weeks. There have been self-inflicted wounds and the Tory party, helped by a media temporarily missing all critical faculties when it comes to David Cameron, is on the up.A tough few weeks? Just have a think about that. Everything that is wrong with New Labour is encapsulated within that claim. "Yes, it has been a tough few weeks."
It's tragic really, a perfect example of the reasons why the "merchants of doom" are right.
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