Elections 2009 and labour are not doing very well at all.
They’ve lost their strongholds in the MEP and local counsel election.
Labour has lost Staffordshire, Lancashire and Derbyshire councils to the Tories in a series of damaging defeats in traditional strongholds.
Staffordshire has been controlled by Labour since 1982 while Derbyshire's loss means it passes out of its control for the first time since 1977.
It lost Lancashire, another historic heartland, for the first time since 1981 and may also lose Nottinghamshire.
Now look at the map:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/e ... ml/map.stm
That’s a lot of blue.
Them losing ground in the north is like the Republicans loosing Texas . It isn’t going to happen until the Republicans are all but over.
Along with Parnell (his own minister) telling him to go.
James Parnell has stepped down from the cabinet and told Prime Minister Gordon Brown to "stand aside".
In a letter to several newspapers, the work and pensions secretary said Mr Brown's continued leadership made a Tory victory "more, not less likely".
Brown is really struggling as well because all that’s been on the news is about him resigning.
Live news feed I’m not sure if people outside the UK will be able to watch it because it’s on the BBC and all.
there is a conference starting at 4:30 (BST) so I’ll give you an update when it’s done.