With the nice Mr Corbyn being challenged for his job by Owen Smith and Angela Eagle (notwithstanding the death threads made against her and the attack on her constituency office) I thought I had better bone up on the rules governing the election (or re-election) of their next leader.
Fascinated to note that, with an eye to the main chance, Labour's National Executive Committee has decreed that all those who signed up as registered supporters last year for 3 quid (and a one-off vote) are now being given, along with anyone else, the opportunity to re-register (and vote) for the princely sum of 25 pounds (about NZ$46). They have a two day window to do so (tomorrow and Tuesday).
I guess that will appeal to the Chardonnay swilling set ... I mean, what's 25 quid between 'friends'. Not so sure about Labour's working class supporters so called though. Some might argue that 3 pounds to 25 pounds in one hit is rorting on your own. Others might opine that perhaps the NEC have come up with their own solution on how to deal with Corbyn.