We have all just heard via the national media that Phil Woolas the former Labour MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth has lost his appeal against being disqualified from office. I must say that I was not surprised by the end result having seen some of the leaflets put out in his name at the last General Election.
Some credit must go to the Labour Leadership for ditching Woolas as soon as he lost the legal case but as we all know some Labour MP’s were fund raising for Woolas to help him appeal! I was astonished by this move and I wonder if it was the old trade union and labour movement saying ‘an attack on one is an attack on all’ that was driving them to blindly do what was clearly the wrong thing? Anyone who doubts what I say should find a copy of one of the offending leaflets on the Internet, they are appalling.