In a momentary lull in the festivites, I have just read Gordon Brown's New Year message on the Labour Party website here. Hoping for encouragement, I did a word search for 'member' - result - 0. So I logged on and posted the following comment:
Dear Gordon Brown
The diminishing band of us who are members of the Labour Party work voluntarily to get Labour candidates elected.
Without wishing to sound churlish, shouldn't you have acknowledged that contribution in your New Year message published on the Labour Party website?
Wouldn't it be a good idea to make sure that you have someone on your staff or at Labour Party HQ focussed on rebuilding the Party?
You promised in your paper: "Extending and renewing party democracy" to rebuild the Labour Party.
A group of reasonably respected Labour Party members, who formed the LabOUR Commission spent two years putting together constructive ideas to rebuild Labour as a mass membership force in British politics.
Why not make it a New Year resolution to learn more about those proposals, and task the new General Secretary with implementation?
Save the Labour Party