First Minister Carwyn Jones’ aide, and one of the Labour Party’s most prominent young Welsh politicians has sensationally quit the party tonight, citing
“abhorrent misuse and blatant politicking”for his decision to leave the party.
Luke Ellis, who is also a Labour councillor in Bridgend, has slammed his former colleagues for being part of an organisation that is
“nothing more than a cult-like mafia that is frightened of free speech, terrified of dissenting voices.”
Describing Labour leader Ed Miliband as a
“hapless chuckle brother,”Mr Ellis writes that Mr Miliband will
“lead the party to the inevitable defeat coming it’s way in less than 100 days.
“There are several sources of information that outline the multimillionaire’s catalogue of failures and his massive disconnect with the public could not be more obvious than it already is.”Earlier today, the Mail on Sunday published a scathing attack on Mr Miliband, written by none other than the Editor of the New Statesman, Jason Cowley.
Mr Cowley wrote that:
“With each passing week, Miliband grows increasingly isolated…Miliband never had many cheerleaders in the Shadow Cabinet – not least because most of them didn’t vote for him in the first place – but even the ones he once had have grown distant and silent.Where Mr Ellis’ resignation leaves Carwyn Jones and the Labour Party in Bridgend is unclear, but as the general election draws nearer, the fissures in the Labour Party widen.
“When you speak to them about his leadership, they shake their heads, more in sorrow than anger.”