Just a quick point, I see in this story carried in several papers over the last couple of days, in which Ed Balls is suggesting Liberal Democrats should join Labour and I just wonder what goes on in his tiny brain.
Why after more than a year and a half in government as a coalition partner, would any Liberal Democrats wish to join Labour now, if they hadn't already, clearly loyalty and honesty are something Labour has had much difficulty with in the last few years.
Labour in the late nineties, started a campaign of cosying up to bankers and big business, seeing Blair cutting apparently a deal with Rupert Murdoch (doing nothing to regulate the press, no surprise the resulting scandals now), and developing polices culminating in the complete abandonment of working people.
It's only since losing office, that Labour have suddenly shown any interest whatsoever us lower orders, why you might wonder?
I cannot recall one senior Labour party member giving a toss for the poor during their time in office, they were all too busy living the highlife and brown nosing bankers and big business, did any one of Labours devious ex ministers stand up for low paid while they were carrying out policy which has resulted in low paid being worse off than ever.
Ed Balls must be a bigger idiot than he looks, if he thinks he's going to get many takers of his offer to join the ranks of Labour who have little offer in the way honesty or integrity. So no thanks Ed.