“Now I’ve freed myself from the nightmare of participating in the process personally, I’m at my liberty to examine the absurdities of the system for the next important selections in the Labour Party, namely for candidates for the European Parliament elections in 2014. If the NEC adopts a similar schedule for these elections this time as they did for 2009 the selection process will commence this autumn. With EU issues high on the political agenda in the UK and within Labour, and with the elections just a year ahead of a general election, it’s vital the Labour Party gets its processes right. For that to happen, change is urgently needed.”

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