Just had two canvassers for the local sitting MP, Ben Bradshaw. Neither of them had begun to shave properly, were spattered with acne and hadn't combed their hair in a week or two. One was wearing a Che Guevara badge ("Because he was a freedom fighter"). They didn't know Bradshaw had been a minister at DEFRA, or even what DEFRA stood for, and they blamed the economic crisis on.... Thatcher. If this is the best Labour can do by way of canvassers, they're done for. There used to be a thriving local party, admittedly full of men in Cornish-pasty shoes, fag hags and mad-looking women who worked in Human Resources. Now, halfwitted children are the best they can manage.