|Not too young, just too stupid|
Gordon Brown is heading to Scotland today and it is hard to see how he can avoid the story of the Labour candidate for Moray and his Tweets. Forget Stuart MacLennan’s foul language, it’s the mindset that his messages reveal that is truly shocking. Take this one from July 8th:“God this fairtrade, organic banana is shit. Can I have a slave-grown, chemically enhanced, genetically modified one please?”
If Labour leave this candidate in place, then they’ll be saying that they think talking about wanting a ‘slave-grown’ banana is acceptable.
This scandal is embarrassing for Labour. A whole slew of senior Labour figures were following MacLennan on Twitter including Sarah Brown, Ed Balls, John Prescott, the Scottish Secretary Jim Murphy and Labour’s Twitter Tsar Kerry McCarthy, although I haven’t been able to establish whether any of them were following MacLennan when the Tweets in question were made.It most certainly is embarrassing for Twitter-obsessed Labour. And surely it'll make seriously uncomfortable reading for Brown - at least publicly. I strongly suspect this Stuart Maclennan clown is cut from the same cloth as the bullying, smearing, lying Labour leader, however. So in private, no-doubt Brown will wonder what all the fuss is about.
But that won't stop Brown dropping him like a radioactive turd if this gains any more airtime, though.
So bye bye political career before it's started then, Stuart Maclennan. Couldn't have happened to a nicer bloke. You won't be missed.
Thanks to Adam Collyer for pointing this out to me: he's gone!
That was fast, as in 'feet don't touch the ground' fast.
The next thing is for the Tories to force Brown to make a statement. I want to know if he made the decision to force the stupid boy to resign, or if he will distance himself from it all, just like he did with Draper/McBride. Slightly different case, I know, but the same kind of amoral mindset at work.
Labour's nasty true colours need to be revealed at every opportunity for all the world to see.