Absolute Power

Amazingly its the US Justice Department are behind the FIFA swoop and arrests. Mind you the majority of the victims are US multi-nationals but with corruption it’s very hard to determine the victims. They’re usually outsiders, in this case the fans. British politics responds by going after Blatter and replaying Cameron’s ignominious attempts to imitate Blair by winning the World Cup for the England. No one is talking about absolute power corrupting absolutely and the way it plays for Britain’s Crime Commissioners and Executive Mayors.

Absolute Power

Surprise

Lewisham Deptford CLP voted in its well attended all members meeting to nominate Dianne Abbott and Christian Wolmar. An amazing thing happened, people changed their minds; there was an appeal to balance the ballot paper and include Dianne for her politics and Christian as a positive policy irritant.

Surprise

Why

The Labour Leadership election is hotting up, but the criticism that we are being asked to chose a person before we understand what we want to do remains extant. For more, see John Trickett on why we must not swing to the right… Paul Cotterill on how to get people to return to politics and Jim Knight on why the Labour Party needs reform before it can recover. Knights article is called “The Labour Party needs a peasantsโ€™ revolt, not a palace coup

Why