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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Sins of the fathers

The Independent has an interesting comment piece in which they suggest that the New Labour legacy is about to be passed to the next generation.

Apparently, rumours that Euan Blair is lining up to inherit the safe Labour seat of Coventry North West from Geoffrey Robinson, who will be almost 77 at the next general election may be less than accurate on the grounds that Mr Robinson adamantly denies any intention of quitting Parliament. However. the sons of other Blairite Cabinet Ministers do appear to be positioning themselves for a stab at the top.

The paper says that Will Straw is vying for the Labour nomination in Rossendale and Darwen, next door to his father's Blackburn constituency, which the Conservatives took in 2010 with a 4,493 majority. Whilst Joe Dromey, younger son of Harriet Harman and Jack Dromey, is devoting a lot of time to work in the safe Labour seat of Lewisham Deptford, where the sitting MP, Joan Ruddock, will be 71 come the election.

Can this become a trend?
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