Dancing in the (UK) streets

Clarice Feldman
My friend PUK is angry that I haven't made note of the big lose Labour just suffered. He says:

"The Labour Party has lost Glasgow East, a tribal stronghold. The equivalent of a Kennedy losing in Massachusetts. There is dancing in the streets."

So, if you can all avert your eyes from Obama's grand tour, here goes:


Labour lost one of its safest parliamentary seats on Friday, deepening doubts in its own ranks about Prime Minister Gordon Brown's ability to win the next election. [....]


The pro-independence Scottish National Party (SNP) snatched a slim 365-vote majority in the Glasgow East constituency with a 22.5 percent swing that overturned the 13,500 majority enjoyed by Labour at the 2005 election.

If that swing against Labour was repeated in a general election even Brown could lose his seat.

In more bad news for Brown, a poll for The Independent on Saturday showed the Conservatives opening a 22-point lead over Labour.


My friend PUK is angry that I haven't made note of the big lose Labour just suffered. He says:

"The Labour Party has lost Glasgow East, a tribal stronghold. The equivalent of a Kennedy losing in Massachusetts. There is dancing in the streets."

So, if you can all avert your eyes from Obama's grand tour, here goes:


Labour lost one of its safest parliamentary seats on Friday, deepening doubts in its own ranks about Prime Minister Gordon Brown's ability to win the next election. [....]


The pro-independence Scottish National Party (SNP) snatched a slim 365-vote majority in the Glasgow East constituency with a 22.5 percent swing that overturned the 13,500 majority enjoyed by Labour at the 2005 election.

If that swing against Labour was repeated in a general election even Brown could lose his seat.

In more bad news for Brown, a poll for The Independent on Saturday showed the Conservatives opening a 22-point lead over Labour.