I haven't written anything this week on the Blair/Brown spat merely because the issue of whether to replace one neo-liberal, pro-war leader with another doesn't really interest me. But for Labour supporters and members despairing of the prospect of a Brown premiership- or even worse- a John Reid one- there is an alternative. He's called John McDonnell. Last night in Manchester, John kicked off his leadership campaign. He was supported by Tony Benn and Alice Mahon, two former Labour MPs who opposed not only the aggression against Iraq, but also the previous illegal attack on Yugoslavia.
John promises to radically shift Britain's foreign policy orientation, if elected.
I wish him all the very best in his leadership bid.