Here in Southport-where we are frequently subjected to our local Tories objecting to even the mildest challenge-it makes us smile. I was accused of 'bullying' our Tory PPC because I dared to challenge her about her voting against the Chief Exec recommendation that we should axe some high paid management posts. She did not formally complain-no doubt having been advised that the independent folk there including senior staff did not feel anything untoward had happened. Instead she ran to the press to' smear' us with the unsubstantiated allegation. Just imagine her reaction if she had been subjected to one hundredth of the abuse Kennedy was given by the Tories.
Oh, incidentally, Kennedy was right over the War. the Tories were wrong.