"Labour never believed a parliamentary by-election should be held at the taxpayers' expense to resolve tensions at the top of the Conservative party."Let's set this straight:
All (but one) of the Conservative MPs voted against the extension of the detention without charge limit to 42 days.
36 (yes that's 36) Labour MPs rebelled against the government and voted against 42 days. It is a well known fact that it would have been many more if it wasn't for some brutal whipping and a great deal of arm twisting, bribing and begging from Gordon brown.
It is the labour party that is split over 42 days. In fact they seem to be split on everything lately. I can't believe that the media haven't started calling Brown - "Darth Gordon", seeing as he spends most of his time fighting the rebellion.
Labour are dieing as a party because they think the public are too stupid to see through their lies and spin.