National Executive Committee to decide Blair’s departure

Labour's ruling National Executive Committee is
expected to agree a timetable next week for the leadership election to replace
Tony Blair.

The BBC understands
Labour officials have settled on a seven-week campaign for both the leader and
deputy leader to run simultaneously.

If, as widely predicted, it is after the
Scottish and Welsh elections on 4 May, the country could have a new prime
minister by 22 June.

 

Time to again remind Special
Advisors
(SpAds)
that they are not allowed to participate in the Labour Leadership and Deputy
Leadership campaigns.

 

The Code of Conduct for Special Advisers can be found on the Propriety
and Ethics section
of the Cabinet Office website.

The code is
clear, they can't assist in any way in a leadership campaign unless they are on
leave.

 

So if you spot a
SpAd in the Portcullis coffee shop making the case for votes for their boss,
you know what to do. Call the national Shop-a-SpAd
hotline on 0709 284 0531 or fax evidence to 0709 201 2337.

 

 

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Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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