An unusual nomination
Apparently the Labour party is looking for a new General Secretary.
(Now there would be a job from Hell!)
Liberal Conspiracy makes an unexpected nomination here.
Don Paskini argues that
"For me, there is one obvious candidate.
"Someone who is a legendary fundraiser, whose name is synonymous with raising money to win elections. Someone who has experience of turning round out of touch political parties, and of supporting candidates to run effective local campaigns.
"Someone who is relentlessly focused on the priorities of voters, and whose most recent research showed how Labour could exploit Tory weaknesses on crime and the NHS, and which showed that arguments like “Labour should take the Big Society seriously” are utterly marginal to voters’ concerns.
"Someone whose appointment would be a clear sign that Labour has abandoned tribalist politics and is prepared to reach out and work together with others.
"Someone who is a successful businessman and a patron of charities, who has combined this with enormous political experience and who knows how to deal with the media.
"As Tony Blair once said, Labour is at its best when at its boldest. The time has come for Labour to choose the General Secretary who meets all the requirements and who can lead them to victory at the next election.
Fortunately for the Conservatives, the Labour party are not likely to take Don's excellent advice and I doubt if Michael Ashcroft would accept the job if offered.