Michael Meacher declares

So former Environment Minister Michael Meacher finally declares publicly that he will run for the Labour Party leadership against Gordon Brown. But the BBC on-line report of this event has no link to his blog and, when you go to the blog, at the time of this posting there is no mention of the declaration!
In fact, Meacher will be lucky to find the 44 nominations he needs and there is no way that he – or anyone else – is going to stop Brown taking the crown that he has coveted for a decade. But a contest would be good for Brown and the party and for us. We need to know where he stands and what he plans to do.
Footnote: The Meacher blog has now caught up with the day’s events and gives both his statement of candidature and initial reactions from supporters. Check it out here.

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