New Labour Leader

Started by Alex, May 07, 2022, 03:02:06 PM

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Alex

Starmer told colleagues he will quit if he's fined - did he really say that  ?
  :shocked: I don't believe him, but if he does here's one set of odds on who will replace him.

Next Labour leader
* Andy Burnham 4/1
* Wes Streeting 8/1
* Angela Rayner 8/1

Source : Politics Markets

-Oy-

I've worked with Andy a lot - so I'm a bit biased.

Top bloke - very genuine. Believes in what he says wether or not you agree :)

I'd be surprised if he wanted the job though.
"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer."

klondike

He's not a Labour MP either is he?

We live in a time when intelligent people are silenced so that stupid people won't be offended

-Oy-

"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer."

zoony

Quote from: -Oy- on May 07, 2022, 05:58:57 PM


I'd be surprised if he wanted the job though.


That was my first thought too. I think he likes his present job very much and must look upon the leader's post with a jaundiced eye in comparison. Plus, he can't help where he was born.. :cool:


-Oy-

Quote from: zoony on May 07, 2022, 08:41:15 PM

Plus, he can't help where he was born.. :cool:
Can't argue with that  :clap:
"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer."

Alex

Well I'd argue with that, whoever thought the people of Manchester would elect a Scouser to be their mayor and an Evertonian to boot   :grin: :grin: :grin:

I was at a Hillsborough memorial service at Anfield when he spoke and was shouted down by the crowd.


After that he campaigned for Hillsborough and spoke in Parliament, five years later he had a different reception.




Michael Rolls

I never understood why Burnham didn't become Labour leader - presumably too sensible, not weird enough. A labour party led by Burnham - provided that he could keep the lid on the idiots - would, to my mind, be a far more dangerous and credible opposition than anything offered since 2010
Mike
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Diasi

Quote from: Michael Rolls on May 08, 2022, 02:09:31 PM
I never understood why Burnham didn't become Labour leader - presumably too sensible, not weird enough. A labour party led by Burnham - provided that he could keep the lid on the idiots - would, to my mind, be a far more dangerous and credible opposition than anything offered since 2010
Mike

I agree that he would have been a problem for the Tories, but David Miliband would have been the most dangerous oppostion leader.

Momentum saw both of them off & elected 'Red' Ed Miliband.
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Michael Rolls

Must admit that I tend to forget DM - another man much better suited to the job than the looneys they preferred
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1955vintage

The union block vote does seem to block candidates that people can vote for. Milliband and Corbyn were not feasible Prime Ministers.
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Michael Rolls

I agree re Corbyn and Ed Milliband - thought David Milliband a good candidate
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hugh

Burnham would make a good leader and they could soon make him an MP with a safe seat some where. Only London's met are playing politics and giving out party gate fines. Up north the police have got better things to do.
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Diasi

Quote from: 1955vintage on May 08, 2022, 03:43:40 PM
The union block vote does seem to block candidates that people can vote for. Milliband and Corbyn were not feasible Prime Ministers.

What you call the union block vote is merely the combined votes of the individual union members.

Make every day count, each day is precious.
"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal".  (Cassandra)

1955vintage

But it is in the hands of the union leaders for their fiefdom.
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