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Who Says?

Reactions to the election results

Issue No. 2100

‘Labour has become the stupid party – dumb, directionless, depressing.’
Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee gives her take on the election aftermath

‘This is where triangulation has led – Labour has nothing to say and no territory to call its own.’
Polly Toynbee

‘There is only one option – to start all over again, scorched earth.’
Polly Toynbee

‘Opinions differ as to whether this should be called Labour’s worst defeat since 1973 or 1968 or 1066. I think we can all agree that it was an epic massacre.’
Observer columnist Andrew Rawnsley

‘After less than a year in Number 10, Gordon Brown is plumbing depths not visited even at Tony Blair’s nadir.’
Andrew Rawnsley

‘Core working class Labour voters abandoned the party in droves on Thursday mostly because they feel that Labour has abandoned them.’
Rotherham Labour councillor Neil License

‘If anyone thinks that MPs are not obsessed with talking about whether Gordon Brown should be leader they are sadly mistaken. They are talking about nothing else.’
Graham Stringer, the Labour MP for Manchester Blackley on discontent in New Labour

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