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Labour Party leader announcement

Discussion in 'Personal' started by DrLinus, Apr 4, 2020.


Who do you like as Labour Party leader

  1. Keir Starmer

    15 vote(s)
  2. Lisa Nandy

    0 vote(s)
  3. Rebecca Long-Bailey

    2 vote(s)
  4. Undecided

    2 vote(s)
  1. DrLinus

    DrLinus Established commenter

    With the Labour Party to announce their new leader today, of the three candidates who was or would have been your choice and why?
    Who will it make you happy to be sent packing?

    What are the most important qualities in a political party leader in these times?
  2. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    She not RBL or Starmer.
    boatie and JL48 like this.
  3. DrLinus

    DrLinus Established commenter

    New leader to be announced at 10:45 this morning.

    Unsure how much airtime this will get under the current circumstances.
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2020
  4. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    Especially as we all know who it will be. ;)
    border_walker and Oscillatingass like this.
  5. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    I feel sure the media will report it.
  6. HelenREMfan

    HelenREMfan Star commenter

    I wanted John McDonnell
  7. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    The email has not arrived; the Labour Party website has crashed. Is it a sign? :eek::eek::eek:

    But, unsurprisingly, it is Keir Starmer.
    Angela Raynor as Deputy Leader.
    nomad likes this.
  8. DrLinus

    DrLinus Established commenter

    Keir Starmer is in.

    A good result for the country and for effective parliamentary opposition?
    HistoryEducator and nomad like this.
  9. DrLinus

    DrLinus Established commenter

    I think Starmer is sympathetic to some of McDonnell's ideas if not his attitude.
    HelenREMfan likes this.
  10. DrLinus

    DrLinus Established commenter

    Starmer's victory speech.

    nomad likes this.
  11. DrLinus

    DrLinus Established commenter

    What now for Nandy and Long-Bailey?
  12. Oscillatingass

    Oscillatingass Star commenter

  13. Luvsskiing

    Luvsskiing Established commenter

    OH NOOO!

    A Corbyn apologist isn't what we need. Any leader will lose the next election we are so far behind (Thanks JC) so the only upsides are that he's got ten long, long, long years to try and solve the Jewish complaints, get rid of the militant hard left loonies once and for all, put together a set of policies that can actually win power and don't look like they are from the 1970s, get a manifesto that can win power rather than win the right to moan in opposition for five years, and hopefully put the donkeys like Abbott out to pastures and get some clever people with personality in.
  14. Luvsskiing

    Luvsskiing Established commenter

    "He has described himself as a socialist but not a Corbynite, and vowed to keep key policies from the Corbyn era, such as nationalising rail, mail and water and repealing anti-union laws, in a 10-point plan."

    Oh For G S. Better make that the next fifteen years in opposition. That is a ten point plan for permanent opposition. Student politics here we come (again).
    Oscillatingass likes this.
  15. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    No point whatsoever voting for any of them. Same old broken economic system, same old in the pay of big business, destroying the planet. We are in too much of a mess now to even consider them for a second.

    It will be Green all the way now for me, if I vote. Unless something else that will primarily address the climate emergency appears. Another step closer to the American model.

  16. nixmith

    nixmith Established commenter

    Let's not forget the other announcement: Deputy leader Angela Rayner. I am so pleased about this - every time I see her speak on TV, it makes me believe everything will be alright for the Labour party going forward. Well done Angela!
    JL48 and vannie like this.
  17. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter


    This just in. Labour no longer a hotbed of antisemitism.
    JL48 and HistoryEducator like this.
  18. DrLinus

    DrLinus Established commenter

    That plan is a mixed bag, for example I am all for strategic nationalisation via point 5 however, right on its heels:


    I presume this means full voting rights for EU nationals who are also UK citizens.
    Otherwise, no. Absolutely not.
  19. christubbs

    christubbs New commenter


    we are not going to get the tories out otherwise!!!
  20. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter

    Why not allow EU citizens with Settled Status vote in General Elections? They have, for example, been able to vote in EU and local elections for many years? Some have lived here for decades, paying taxes, contributing to GB's economy and society, but they either don't want to become GB citizens (as, for some, that would mean giving up the citizenship they were born with), or because they haven't got the available money, given what this can cost nowadays.
    Jolly_Roger15 likes this.

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