Kerry Katona has presided over a very public financial collapse and fallen foul of media opinion yet she has still made a comeback just like Alistair Darling but without the bikini photos.

The Labour party is not in a good place seeing as nearly every time their leader, Ed Miliband is mentioned in the press there is a serious question mark over his leadership.

But is there anyone in Labour ranks that could lead the party against a shrewd game player such as David Cameron who is devastatingly affective at putting down the most experienced of politicians during the juvenile farce which constitutes Prime Minister's Questions?

Cameron may have the oratorical skills to effortlessly displace a political novice like Ed Miliband to sumptuous applause from his side of the bench (excluding the awkward looking chap who sits next to him who used to wear a yellow tie) but is there a sleeping lion in the Labour party who will give the 'Bullingdon bullies' a run for their money?

Indeed there is, and his name has been inextricably linked with mismanaging the financial collapse of recent years.

I speak of course of Alistair Darling and the coalition has every right to be frightened.

When (not if) Ed Miliband finally leaves the post to he was never quite suited to of opposition leader,there will be yet another  power struggle within the Labour as the left tries to reassert its influence within the party. Because the dominant right wing of Labour would appeal to the fears of the party faithful that a lurch to the left would spell the end of 'the left' in British politics.

In other words Labour have no real place to go but to the left if they want to leave the edge of the political abyss which they collectively face so the leadership candidates are in a narrow playing field of presentable left wing MPs out of which the former Chancellor is the pick of the crop.

Darling's roots are very much on the left and away from the centre ground which he has moved into in recent years, but it is speculated that this move to the centre ground of politics by Darling was a reaction to his political career being held back after his association with the left during Labour's spectacular abandonment of core principles instigated by Neil Kinnock.

When considering the polemic voting habits (providing you define polemic as favouring the colour blue over the colour red and vice versa) of the British people in  consecutively re-electing  Labour and Conservative governments over the past 30 years, it has been a relatively short period of time since Labour lost the last election and tried to bury anyone associated with the party's past failures.

So why is it that Darling is being proposed by some Labour MPs as the new Labour leader?

Aside from his  aforementioned left wing heritage, Alistair Darling did at least make some effort to publicly distance himself from the discredited then Prime Minister, Gordon Brown under whom he served and that distancing could be enough to win the public and Labour party support.

One must not forget that Alistair Darling has experience in the inner-workings of government at the highest levels, so any transition to the left would be overseen by someone who would be aware of the implications of implementing left wing socialist policy within the framework of the UK economy.

And it would be wise of Darling, were he to be persuaded to return and run for party leader, that he take a note from a bygone Labour leader, the late Michael Foot who was not convinced that partnering with Europe was entirely a good idea.

Could it be that the message of Michael Foot is more relevant to today's public than it was in the 1975 EEC referendum?

After all, if Labour does decide to reignite the left and present the British public with a true democratic and socialist vision of Britain, which refutes the influence of the  banking industry on political decision making or at least marginalise it within the context of social responsibility, we may see the relevance of our current relationship with the EU change and that change will reflect the opinion of the people of this country.

Cometh the hour, cometh the Darling.

Kerry Katona knows how to breath life into a party….I think you know where I am going with this.

But will Labour have the guts to abandon the centre ground and present effective ideological opposition, which will see sweeping changes to the party getting rid of the greedy career politicians within their ranks heralding a new era British politics where bettering the country comes before political careers furthered by financial indiscretion?

Don't hold your breath.

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