Earlier today I published some thoughts on the Labour Party’s weeding of its selectorate. Ian McNicol has leaked his defence via Paul Waugh at the Huffington Post. There are quite clearly some nasty people seeking to get a vote. They talk about the foo-fighters fan in the article, but they do not talk about Labour First’s ‘help’, nor about dealing with people who have genuinely changed their mind and it’ll be interesting to see what they did Ronnie Drapper for. They do not talk about the Catch 22, that the NEC have put themselves in where members have a right of appeal, but people seeking to join or become registered supporters do not. I also have outstanding questions on segregation of duties, independent supervision of the General Secretary and anonymous complaints. Mind you, some of the staff working on this may require counselling in October.