Starmer, Nandy, Long-Bailey, Thornberry....

Brompton Bruce

Coffeeeeeeeee pleeeeease
Diane Abbott
 

Brompton Bruce

Coffeeeeeeeee pleeeeease
I’d like to see someone who can reconnect with traditional Labour heartlands as well as the young. I have a feeling that Starmer might be the best to do this. Seeing Labour in its current state makes me feel sad. We need a strong Labour Party ready to implement progressive policies and sort out the terrible mess that the NHS and other public services have descended into.
 

winjim

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My gut feeling, as someone who's not too concerned about specific policies or the internal workings of the Labour party is, I like Starmer and Phillips, Long-Bailey would be awful, I don't know enough about Lewis or Nandy. I'm not too sure about Phillips' experience or wider appeal so for me at the moment it's Starmer.

This is what comes to mind when I think of Thornberry although I'm sure there's more to her than just yellow lines.
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MarkF

Legendary Member
Location
Yorkshire
Starmer has a metropolitan B movie matinee idol face, a slick haircut and is a "Sir", it's shallow and I like him but these are all turn offs that count. Long-Bailey has far too many "mis-spokes" to explain how she got where she is so quick, as a leader these things would come back to bite her, she's lied too much. They can get me back but it'd take Jess Phillips to do so.
 

StuAff

Silencing his legs regularly
Location
Portsmouth
Long-Bailey on ITV News:
“I thought Corbyn was one of most honest kind principled politicians I’ve ever met … I’d give him 10 out of 10, because I respect him and I supported him all the way through.

“What we can’t ignore was that Jeremy was savaged from day one by the press ... We have a role as party to develop the image of our leader and to put them forward in the most positive way, but we also have a duty to rebut criticism and attacks. As a party we needed to have a rebuttal unit, a clear structure in place to rebut the attacks against him.”
10/10? After that election campaign? She's right about the rebuttals though. That's one of the things Labour used to do rather well…
 

tom73

Veteran
Location
Yorkshire
The way that they are all fighting over the biggest “working class“ badge.
Show they have learned nothing and the idea that some of them think it can be turned round in time for the next election or even the next really are deluded.

They all also come across as having the personality of cardboard I know stuff like this shouldn’t matter but it does. I’ve got a feeling they will elect someone they like and not who can win elections.
Which is one thing the conservative work out year ago.
 

Arrowfoot

Veteran
Below is the article she wrote a day before she announced her intention to run.

https://tribunemag.co.uk/2020/01/rebecca-long-bailey-labour-leadership-socialism

She blames Labour's troubles to leaders previous to Corbyn, praises Corbyn, makes it clear that she is going to double down on the same policies that delivered the 2019 GE results, and the list goes on.

We are probably looking at another Ed Miliband scenario of 2010 emerging - ignore the voting public, target the unions and the socialists who have the numbers and financial might in the party, get elected as the Labour leader and then figure out what next. In 2010, Ed knowing that his brother had a much broader appeal among the voting public, turned red and a unionist during the leadership campaign and unexpectedly won the leadership.

If she wins, we know that the party learnt nothing from GE 2019 and is disconnected to the public at large. She on the other hand, I would consider her as wily, ambitious and just wants to lead Labour and nothing more.

Let's hope we do not end up with 3 duds in a row.
 
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Levo-Lon

Guru
The way that they are all fighting over the biggest “working class“ badge.
Show they have learned nothing and the idea that some of them think it can be turned round in time for the next election or even the next really are deluded.

They all also come across as having the personality of cardboard I know stuff like this shouldn’t matter but it does. I’ve got a feeling they will elect someone they like and not who can win elections.
Which is one thing the conservative work out year ago.

There's your answer.
None of them look like changing much, Bailey,Thornbury ... Dear oh dear..

Starmer will win, older man syndrome
 

Landsurfer

May the Road Rise With You.
Location
Rotherham
Phillips has blown it with her "return to the EU " statements ... I'm amazed she was even re-elected after her decision to ignore her constituents choice at Brexit .... but then she has a "client" majority in her ward.
 
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