Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Labour troubles

As a sign of how much political trouble PM Brown is in, former members of his cabinet are calling for a vote on his leadership within the Labour Party.

Hewitt and Hoon call for Brown leadership ballot
Two ex-cabinet ministers are calling for a secret ballot on Gordon Brown's leadership, only months before a general election must be called.

Patricia Hewitt and Geoff Hoon have written to Labour MPs saying the issue must be sorted out "once and for all"...

BBC political editor Nick Robinson said the letter was an extraordinary development but he did not know if it was possible to force a leadership ballot...

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