Discussion in 'News and Current Affairs' started by Diogenes, 29 Jun 2019.
Mr Benn would be the best man, i might even vote for him
Diane Abbot has 4 votes.... Fookin hell.. Sums this forum section up a treat
He might need a change of clothes.
What's more telling about this thread is joking who would be unsuitable yet we've got Johnson or Hunt as the next PM.Now that's a feck me right there !
I do believe there is a thread dedicated to that very topic. Why don't you grace that one with your renowned wisdom and wit? On this thread, people with a knowledge of the characters and procedures within the Labour party are sharing their insights. Not so long ago the standard riposte to any suggestion of Corbyn being replaced was "Who? Who? Who do you suggest? Eh, eh?" - now we've moved on to actually discussing those who could step up to the role. Do you have anything you can contribute to this?
As if by magic, the Labour leader appeared...
Labour have a leader if you hadn't noticed ? I'd reply to the Corbyn thread if I could but someone whined to the mods because they didn't get there way...ring any bells ?
Not me champ.
You did, just so you could make this post.
Just means there is another 3 folk on here with the same sense of humour as me.
Sir Keir Starmer the clear preference for folk so far. Have to admit all I know about him has been his performance during the Brexit carry-on where he came across well. Not so keen if he's as London-centric as some say.
ETA - I know that list isn't comprehensive, just the candidates I could readily think of but it's encouraging that a list of 6 women and 3 men can pass without comment. Is the Labour party ready to have a woman as leader?
What do those who say he's London centric actually mean?
He's a London MP (Holborn and St Pancras) and his shadow brief is Brexit where the action is in London or on the Continent rather than remoter parts of UK.
For me I don't want another of the London set leading because I think there's a serious disconnect between London and the rest of the country. London is a rapidly changing, growing, diverse city with opportunities and problems that the rest of the country doesn't have to anything like the same degree. The Westminster "bubble" has been very good for London over the last decades as we've switched our economy's emphasis away from production in the regions towards financial services in the capital. It's this distancing imo that's led to the Labour vote collapsing in the North East and Scotland and has helped fuel the independence movement in Scotland. What's good for London has been bad for the UK.
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