Thursday 8th November
I tried today to do the ultimate multi tasking: push a buggy holding a brolly in high winds. It got so bad even one of my contact lenses was knocked out and my brolly was blown inside out. On days like this it feels like it would be a better plan just to head back home and get back under duvet.
I spent the afternoon looking after my daughter. My wife has started working on Thursday afternoons (though at present she’s still laid up in bed with her bad back) and I am going to do the child care for that time. Its one of the positives about loosing in May, I can now choose to take an afternoon to devote to childcare. Time with the wee one is great joy and a real gift its something money can’t buy.
Loosing in May has meant all of us have had to change our way of working. The trouble is that at present we have a new way of counting the votes but an old way of doing business. I set out my solutions to this in a article last week in the Scotsman which sadly you have to pay to read on the Scotsman website, but if you go to the Edinburgh Labour Website, you can see it there.
I went further today in another Scotsman article that it is possible to read online without paying! Wendy Alexanders words of change in her leadership campaign just the beginning. For Labour to win we need to know that we can’t just replicate the past. We need to do things differently including the realisation that the future will be built on power shared not power possessed.
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