Former Scottish Labour PPC says "thank goodness" Labour didn't win election
A former press advisor to Gordon Brown, Ed Miliband and the Parliamentary Candidate for Midlothian, Kenny Young, has said on twitter, "Thank goodness" that Labour didn't win the 2017 General Election.
Thank goodness, too.— Kenny Young (@Kenny_young) March 3, 2018
Mr Young's comments show how much Scottish Labour has changed. Young didn't believe that Labour could win in 2017 and didn't stand and Dani Rowley was duly elected as the new Labour MP for Midlothian.
With Richard Leonard elected as leader of the Scottish Labour Party, it is a testament to the political tectonic shift that has taken place in Scottish Labour in recent years.
Mr Young gained infamy in Labour circles for the famous gaffe where he was captured opening a door for Gordon Brown in a photo that was later turned into a Tory election poster.
The columnist Owen Jones on Twitter said:
This former Labour advisor and Labour candidate from the Blairite right of the party expressing relief that his party didn't win a general election and the Tories are still in power.— Owen Jones🌹 (@OwenJones84) March 3, 2018
Well, what can you say, really? pic.twitter.com/o3SBbiHq9Z
Kenny Young asked us to include the following tweet.
Aw. The Corbyn mob have unleashed the puppies of war.— Kenny Young (@Kenny_young) March 3, 2018
“What can you say?” asks amusing ankle-biter @OwenJones84?
This: that decent Labour is over and, naturally, many people no longer want to be associated with the appalling new version of it. Your lot’s fault, not mine, chum pic.twitter.com/GzT7Y9F4et