Yeah what a way to end a letter, calling for fratricide, or regime change.
Well anyway Geoff and Pat signed off their letter which included the phrase:
"Whatever the outcome the whole of the party could then go forward, knowing that this matter had been sorted out once and for all."
It has led to a need for LabourList to conjure up a pledge of party unity, hattip to Yousuf. I personally don't think they have had a good start to the new year. The Tories even if they couldn't get their message straight were doing better, and Nick Clegg has been all over the media getting across the Lib Dem's four key points, and the greatest of these is fairness (I'm sounding a bit biblical for Nick there, hope he doesn't mind).
Indeed I'm going back to look at where else we are within striking distance of Labour in Scotland I think that in present circumstances the four seats of Edinburgh South, Edinburgh North & Leith, Aberdeen South and Glasgow North are just the tip of the iceberg.
PS Eric Joyce MP has a rather good take on the whole thing.