Not a great way to start a conference - being told by the majority of your grassroot support that they want rid of you. I'm glad this has happened. I've been fuming all day at Brown having the gall to claim he was responsible for the takeover of HBOS by Lloyds TSB. And then he had the neck to say he would "clean up" the financial system. Does he think that the public are so thick that they don't know "Who exactly was regulating and presiding over dirty markets over the last 11 years?"
Labour's grassroots delivered yet another blow to Gordon Brown's leadership last night when an eve-of-conference poll showed a majority want someone else to take over as Prime Minister. Foreign Secretary David Miliband is the preferred choice.
The online survey of just under 800 Labour supporters found 54% want a new leader before the next General Election while 46% believe Mr Brown should stay. The poll by Labourhome.org said 57% believe there should be a leadership vote at the Manchester conference, which begins on Sunday, while 43% think there should not.
Of the preferred alternatives as leader, Mr Miliband, who ruffled feathers recently by calling for "radical" change, came out on top, polling 24.6%.
Thursday, 18 September 2008
Labourhome Grassroots survey - Gordon Brown must go.
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