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Ding-dong, the witch is dead

Ruth KellySo Ruth Kelly is resigning as a minister and political rumours have run rampant. Ruth Kelly resigned because she disagreed with government moves on fertility. Downing Street leaked Ruth Kelly’s resignation for the purposes of a ‘controlled explosion’ against Blairites. Ruth Kelly secretly attacked Gordon Brown’s speech. Ruth Kelly attacked and killed Gordon Brown. Okay so the last one isn’t true, but political rumours really are quite a wild affair, often unrelated to the truth of the matter.

How’s this for truth: so passes the Wicked Witch of the (Bolton) West. Almost certain to have her majority of 2,000-odd completely overturned at the next election, Labour will be well rid of one of the authoritarian Catholic fundamentalists from its ranks, people for whom the “R” word was never entirely absent when matters of science and progress conflicted with their closely held religious doctrines. One can see precisely why Ruth Kelly fitted in with Mr Blair.

One wonders if, as with Mr Blair, some months following Ruth Kelly’s eventual departure from Parliament itself, she will announce that she really is a member of Opus Dei. Still, it must be said that at least Kelly does not have quite such a preposterous stance as her former boss, who despite his Catholic convictions has no problem with New Age esoteric religious guff. Nevertheless, one wonders how such people find themselves in the Labour Party – or what that means about Labour itself.

Categories: Labour Party News
  1. September 25, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    if she is a member of opus dei, and uses a mortification device, she won’t like labour party conference security

  2. September 26, 2008 at 1:24 am

    The song for this occasion is, of course, Whip It by Devo…

    These fucking reactionaries, what about the liberation theologists, eh? We need more of ’em, and less hypocrites like Kelly – they vote for war no problem. So much for being pro-life…

  3. September 26, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    When I read the title “Ding, dong, the witch is dead” I thought you were talking about Thatcher.

    Then it turned out you were only talking about Ruth Kelly’s resignation

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