The Labour Party has appointed a director
of general election resources in a move which will intensify
speculation that Gordon Brown is preparing call a snap poll.
and former Tony Blair adviser Jon Mendelsohn has been drafted in to
beef up the party's finances, membership and organisation in readiness
to go to the country.
newly-created role takes effect from the beginning of next month, ahead
of a poll some observers believe could come as early as October or in
Mr Mendelsohn will report
directly to cabinet minister Douglas Alexander, the Prime Minister's
general election coordinator, for the attempt to win a fourth term, and
Labour general secretary Peter Watt.
party said his voluntary role would be to “improve overall
organisational efficiency and to develop the party's future financial
“He will work hand-in-hand with party staff on strengthening and
extending our supporter base, seeking value for money in our
expenditure and helping to build a party machinery that can best fight
a general election, whenever the Prime Minister chooses to call it,” it
Update: See this potentially explosive expose from Chicken Yoghurt about Jon Mendelsohn.
Anti corruption police should be investigating this one.
I smell one huge sized rat here.
The appointment of Jon Mendelsohn of course could be a tactical ploy to ensure that we never get a referendum on the European Treaty.
With none of the major political parties stating that they will campaign for a NO vote on Europe, they will simply take a win in the polls as being a mandate to do whatever they choose, and a simple vote in the Commons will suffice to see the treaty ratified.
BEWARE THE TRICKERY OF THE 'COLLEAGUES'