Not only is Ray Collins' judgement in question after inviting Derek Draper to be the party's New Media adviser, to disastrous effect, but allegations have surfaced that he may have been more aware of Red Rag than he first admitted.
Furthermore, Collins has been shown to be more in the pocket of Unite's Charlie Whelan than at first imagined; though he was always the Whelan candidate for General Secretary, backed by Gordon Brown himself, when most members expected Mike Griffiths to be appointed to the position.
So he owes too much to Whelan to confront him and he has too little credibility to confront the blairite grouping. But still; there's a Labour seat that needs a candidate and which really could be lost in the event of a protracted and divisive row after the selection is over. But Collins can't institute an investigation against the candidates because his tenure wouldn't survive the backlash from these powerful factions.
Read the whole blogpost HERE.