Sunday, 27 September 2009

Labour body language

In the spirit of fairness and objectivity which marks the typical Liberal Democrat, I tuned in today to BBC-Parliament's screening of Labour Party proceedings, as I had watched events in Bournemouth last week.

It was noticeable how much more at ease Gordon Brown is among friends, and especially with the young Labour candidates, than he is in the House of Commons these days. (Of course, he was hardly pressed with difficult questions in Brighton.)

Also noticeable was that the eyes of party leader and deputy leader hardly ever met. Brown had a handshake and a pat on the back for every parliamentary colleague's speech, Harman joined in the applause but otherwise ignored the speaker. In the question-and-answer session, Harman was never content to let Brown have the last word, but had to add her own spin.

Harriet Harman clearly has her own agenda, which John Prescott, for one, does not like.


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