I don’t know much about British politics, but I have to wonder: If there were an election in the U.K. tomorrow, how many seats would Labour lose to the Lib Dems? I imagine they’d still have a plurality, but man. The bi-election results were not good, and dissent is rumbling.
In Leicester South, Parmjit Singh Gill overturned a Labour majority of 13,243 to become the Liberal Democrats’ first ethnic minority MP with a swing of 21 per cent. Charles Kennedy’s party achieved an even bigger swing of 27 per cent in Birmingham Hodge Hill, but Labour’s Liam Byrne scraped home with a majority of just 460.
I can’t help but think Blair is really, really hoping for a Kerry win, for his own political survival. If he can make it that far.
via Martini Republic.