Monday, July 17, 2006

Fattersley joins the list

Former Labour deputy leader Roy Hattersley has become the second most senior Labour figure (after Denis Healey) to join the growing list of MPs, peers, newspapers, political commentators, bloggers and pollsters who have publicly called on Tony Blair to stand down this year.

The list currently stands as follows:

Lord Healey
Lord Hattersley
Andrew Smith
Frank Dobson
Michael Meacher
Ashok Kumar
Glenda Jackson
The Guardian
The Daily Telegraph
The Economist
The New Statesman
Tribune
Polly Toynbee
Matthew Parris
Jonathan Freedland
Stephen Pollard
Paul Linford
Bloggerheads
Skipper
BBC Newsnight poll
Times Populus poll
YouGov poll of Labour members

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3 comments:

Ellee Seymour said...

You could also include William Rees-Mogg from The Times which I highlighted yesterday.

Bob Piper said...

In fairness to Roy, he is hardly a new kid on this paricular block. He has been publicly calling for Blair to stand down for years.

theinjuredcyclist said...

I didn't vote for Big Tone myself but I find this debate about when he should go a bit strange. Surely if he won an election, he should be allowed to stay on as long as the law allows? I would of course be happy for him to go tomorrow! Actually, add my name to the list!