Labour Party members might be forgiven this morning for wondering whether Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling wants the party that has enabled him to rise to high office to win the next election. Personally, I appreciate his candour. If it helps reinforce a key message to Prime Minister Gordon Brown then all the recent turmoil about his character defects traits will have been worthwhile.
He will only succeed in getting Labour re-elected if he now speaks, and acts as a genuine democratic socialist team player. Not long to wait for PMQs.