The Race To Be The New Labour Leader (New, New, Old, New Labour)

Who would make the best Labour leader?

  • John McDonnell

    Votes: 2 5.1%
  • Diane Abbott

    Votes: 5 12.8%
  • Emily Thornberry

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Sir Keir Starmer

    Votes: 17 43.6%
  • Angela Raynor

    Votes: 1 2.6%
  • Rebecca Long-Bailey

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Yvette Cooper

    Votes: 3 7.7%
  • Sadiq Khan

    Votes: 2 5.1%
  • A N Other

    Votes: 5 12.8%
  • Jess Phillips

    Votes: 4 10.3%

  • Total voters
    39

Bromptonaut

Rohan Man
Location
Bugbrooke UK
Since all of the contenders seem to be lawyers it does give a lot of room for scope.
The bar is described as 20,000 competing for work that might just occupy 10,000 and with most work done by around 4,000. I've worked alongside enough solicitors and barristers to know that, outside the big practices and flashy sets doing planning etc it's no easy living.
 

Proto

Guru
Location
Full time nomad
Whilst I agree that a Labour Party leadership contest might be a good idea, why do think that it will start soon?

Len McCluskey seems to have a lot to say for himself. Should we look for a safe seat for him?
And dragging Seamus Milne into the daylight of public opinion might be interesting, too.

Edit: McCluskey not McClusky
 
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Rusty Nails

We remember
Location
Here and there
Whilst I agree that a Labour Party leadership contest might be a good idea, why do think that it will start soon?

Len McCluskey seems to have a lot to say for himself. Should we look for a safe seat for him?
And dragging Seamus Milne into the daylight of public opinion might be interesting, too.

Edit: McCluskey not McClusky
He couldn't afford the drop in pay.
 
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Diogenes

Diogenes

brr, summer's over
Emily Thornberry starting to put distance between herself and the current leadership. Firstly by coming out clearly in support of Remain after the local elections, now by criticising the party for attacking whistleblowers. Not a good move for somebody trying to curry favour with the boss so maybe she's looking to the future?
 

Adam4868

Guru
Emily Thornberry starting to put distance between herself and the current leadership. Firstly by coming out clearly in support of Remain after the local elections, now by criticising the party for attacking whistleblowers. Not a good move for somebody trying to curry favour with the boss so maybe she's looking to the future?
Yawn....
 
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