So far, the Labour Party has lost 288 local seats in a crucial election. Blair has reshuffled his cabinet in hopes of surviving.
From Bob Piper, a Labour councillor who retained his seat
‘A fish rots from the head’. It is time for Blair (and Blairism) to get off the stage. The people have spoken, go before they start to scream. We have seen some good Labour candidates defeated yesterday, and they didn’t deserve to be stabbed in the back by their own party. If the opposition were not so deeply mistrusted, it could have been much worse.