The NDP commits seppuku by jettisoning Tom Mulcair

If Velma from the cartoon Scooby Doo was a dim-witted socialist absent any mystery-solving abilities, she could very well be New Democratic Party MP Niki Ashton.

Yet it’s people like Ashton, the spectacularly stupid al Jazeera correspondent Avi Lewis, and Jack Layton’s hopelessly inarticulate widow, Olivia Chow, that the NDP is now grappling on choosing between for its new head after jettisoning Tom Mulcair at their national convention.