Labour manifesto host wanted Brown to quit

Gordon Brown appears to be struggling, even with Labour bloggers
Gordon Brown appears to be struggling, even with Labour bloggers

By politics.co.uk staff
 
The Labour blogger who launched the party's manifesto yesterday once called for the prime minister to quit, it has emerged.
 
Ellie Gellard wrote a piece in July 2008 calling for Gordon Brown to step down after the Glasgow East by-election defeat.
 
The piece was uncovered by Tory bloggers after her speech yesterday.
 
"I have not heard from him as PM speaking with passion. How dare he stand by with personal interest watching our party sink it is not his to lose, it is ours," she wrote, in a piece entitled 'Enough is enough'.
 
"It is time to move on. Not 'listen and learn' but act.
 
"In short, Brown (although I had high hopes and don't burden you with total responsibility) get your coat, time's up."
 
The manifesto launch also caused controversy by taking place in a hospital, leading to Tory accusations of inappropriate campaigning.
 

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