You thought it was only ham-faced idiots greencrayoning ill-thought-out responses to online news articles who thought that 'ZaNuLabour' was still funny, didn't you? As with 'Harperson', it's the kind of feeble poo-throwing that provokes not even so much as the chortle it probably didn't even bring about in the first place - but it's been so long ago, and I've seen it repeated so many times, that it's almost become the real name of the Labour Party*. But... it's not just the online comment bumgrapes who use the term. Now it's real MPs.
Now I'm all for MPs being allowed to say what they like and not being tied to some kind of on-message party machine, and to have the ability to express themselves in whatever way they see fit, but Jesus. ZaNuLabour? In what way are Labour supposedly acting like ZaNuPDF, according to Rob Wilson MP? Oh, by introducing electoral reform. They're just like them in that regard, I see. Silly me. I didn't realise that introducing electoral reform - and we can argue later about the late, late stage at which it's been brought in, the hastiness of it, presumably as a sop to the left or to attract wavering Lib Dems, or whatever, and the supposed rubbishness of the story itself - was a bit like how Robert Mugabe might behave. Now it all makes perfect sense. It's 'rigging the electoral system'. Somehow. And there's even a hilarious joke about Lib Dems in there!
Thanks to @liquidindian for spotting it!
* Ah, you might say, but wasn't 'Tory' originally an offensive slang term? It was, yes. But it was reclaimed. People like the Tory Reform Group**, the sort of Tories a dripping-wet leftie like me can think of as being anything other than despicable, are quite happy to use the term.
** Ah, you might say, but surely they just chose that name to avoid the rather oxymoronic idea of 'Conservative Reform'. Which is possible but I'm sure they could have thought of another name if Tory had really been so much of a problem.