Two of the Labour MPs who dared to ask for leadership nomination forms have been sacked. Sacked for daring to make a stand and attempt to get rid of a useless Prime Minister. There is a very undemocratic pattern emerging from the Brown bunker. When he thinks he will lose a General election he U-turns, when he thinks we will vote against the Lisbon Treaty he denies us our promised referendum, when he thinks he will lose a vote in parliament (42 days) he whips his MPs and bribes (allegedly) MPs from other parties, and when he thinks he will lose a leadership contest he breaks party rules and sacks those who oppose him.
Labour party procedural rule 4B 2 states: "where there is no vacancy, nominations shall be sought each year prior to the annual session of the party conference."
Apparently senior Labour officials say the rules are different when the party is in power. Is it me, or does that line have the ring of "this is not a constitution" to it?
UPDATE: Make that three Labour MPs sacked: Barry Gardiner, Joan Ryan and Siobhain McDonagh. Hat Tip to John Ward.
UPDATE 2: It looks like Gardiner resigned before he was sacked.