But it might be good news for the country.
Glasgow East is about as bad a result for Labour as it is possible to get, a safe seat in their electoral heartland, it should have hung on.
It is possible to recover from a near miss, just look at the fortunes of the Conservatives nationally and locally since the Bromley & Chislehurst by-election. But losing a seat like this will mean a huge increase in the desire to get rid of Gordon Brown.
Although Brown is the worst Prime Minister I have ever seen (and a grossly overrated Chancellor too) Labour have thus far been unwilling to accept the reality that they and the country are being led by lame duck. That will now change.
I am sure that almost anyone else could do better than Brown. He is clearly paralysed by indecision and this is having an effect on the economy, amplifying the global factors here in the UK. Brown's incompetence is a large contributor to our current poll position. I don't think that a change of leadership will save Labour but it might help the economy.
The best thing that Labour could do would be to ditch Brown, get a new leader and then call a General Election to give that person a mandate. They won't do that. They don't have the balls.
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