Letter : New Labour, old clashes

Sir: Over recent months it has been occurring to me that history may soon repeat itself when the Labour Party forms the next government.

I am of course making comparison between the intense cabinet power struggle between Harold Wilson and George Brown and soon, perhaps, in the 1997 Labour Cabinet, between Tony Blair and his deputy, John Prescott. The latter, as the former, doomed to end in tears.

After reading Colin Brown's interview with John Prescott (16 August), I realise how silly I have been, because whatever the failings of good old George, at least he did have something to say.


London N4