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The new Shadow cabinet...

Discussion in 'Personal' started by red_observer, Apr 5, 2020.

  1. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Hope Keir gets a ministry of all the talents.

    Lisa Nandi interesting choice as FS... is she pro nuclear?

    not heard who the new shadows chancellor is!
  2. Brunel

    Brunel Lead commenter

    Interesting. I hadn’t expected Nandy to be appointed FS.
  3. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    That’s surprised me too as I hung perhaps if she is pro nuclear to keep that wing of the Party happy?

    Not heard of RLB is in yet?
  4. WB

    WB Senior commenter

    Please not Diane Abbot!
    Laphroig likes this.
  5. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    I think RLB is toast. The 10/10 for Corbyn cost her.
  6. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Possibly but she’s very able and he needs a broad cabinet as he said he would
  7. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Maybe she'll get Siberia Northern Ireland?
    Dodros and JL48 like this.
  8. JL48

    JL48 Star commenter

    Anneliese Dodds as shadow chancellor
    Lisa Nandy as Shadow Foreign Secretary
    Nick Thomas-Symonds as shadow home secretary
    Jonathan Ashworth stays as shadow health secretary.
    Rachel Reeves has been appointed as the shadow chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
    Nick Brown has been re-appointed chief whip
    Angela Smith remains shadow leader of the Lords

    oh - and Barry Gardiner, sacked as shadow international trade secretary. Good move, I used to physically cringe every time he came on the television.
    Brunel likes this.
  9. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    She had some shortcomings as shadow BusSec. Some of the stuff she allowed to be tweeted in her name was excruciating. Nandy did we to suspend her Twitter account. I have high hopes for Nandy as Shad FS. I hope Allin-Khan gets a place too. Rayner should stay with Education.
    smoothnewt likes this.
  10. JL48

    JL48 Star commenter

    She's more on the right of the party than I realised. My first encounter with her was via Owen Jones, who was waxing lyrical about her. That made me assume that she was a bit of a Corbynista. Apparently not !

    Also backed Owen Smith when he tried to overthrow Corbyn.
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2020
  11. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    Really? Your idea of centre must be well left.
  12. JL48

    JL48 Star commenter

    More on the right of the Labour Party than I realised. Come on - get the nuance.
  13. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    She might be right of momentum but well left of the leader.
  14. JL48

    JL48 Star commenter

    That was my point.
    No idea - as my previous point showed, I'm not really up on the personalities of the Labour Party. Is he a Blairite ?
  15. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    There’s something about Nandy I don’t quite trust. Not sure what it is
  16. a1976

    a1976 Established commenter

    Hmm, there are some posters here that make me almost hope that online education becomes the norm.
  17. JL48

    JL48 Star commenter

    Out of interest, where would you have put the three candidates on the Labour Party spectrum ?
  18. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Nandy on the Right, Starmer a sort of Smith Left and RBL Corbyn left
  19. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    Let us hope Labour can form a balanced party. We do need a good opposition and labour has to work its way back from the wilderness,
    smoothnewt likes this.
  20. Spoofer4114

    Spoofer4114 Established commenter

    Was John Smith a Zionist?

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