I was pleased to read yesterday that John McDonnell will be the challenger from the left of the Labour Party, facing Gordon Brown. John has conducted his campaign with a solid and gentlemanly approach, far different to Michael Meacher who always just struck me as a bit of a prat. I don’t thinkÃ‚ McDonnell has a hope of winning and I for sure will not vote for him in the leadership contest, but as argued in this BBC piece, I think that a contest could well be a healthy thing – Labour needs some debate about ideas and its direction and a leadership contest could well assist with that.
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@jonworth As a regular Berlin-FFO commuter, I can confirm I've seen the police do a full check on the EC 40 multiple times.
@jonworth if this is the EC train that crosses from Rzepin into Germany and halts at Frankfurt Oder the checks used to be irregular but since the War started in Feb it's for every train every time. and yes they behave like utter bastards. sorry you had to experience it first hand.