Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

OTTAWAY CONDEMNS LONDON LABOUR'S 'CONTROL FREAK MENTALITY'

  • Comment
Richard Ottaway, opposition spokesman on London, today condemned Labour's control freak mentality after the Greater...
Richard Ottaway, opposition spokesman on London, today condemned Labour's control freak mentality after the Greater London Labour party voted to endorse a selection procedure for their London mayoral candidate that is likely to be disadvantageous to Ken Livingstone. Mr Ottaway said:

'This is the latest in a long line of examples of Blairite control freak mentality and New Labour's refusal to give their members a say in the party's business. Ken Livingstone is an apparently popular candidate amongst ordinary members of the London Labour Party, yet Millbank Tower have ensured that the odds against him becoming their candidate are greatly increased. It is a stitch up. In stark contrast, William Hague's Conservative party will give London members the democratic right to choose.

'Labour's control freak mentality is coming home to haunt them. Their desperate attempts to stop Ken Livingstone in London, Rhodri Morgan in Wales and any European candidate they dont like show a party obsessed with control. It has so far produced condemnation in Wales and ridicule in London.'
  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.