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1: Kier Starmer.
2 Not Kier Starmer
 

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The wretched Benn appears not to have his hat ready to cast into the the ring.

I do believe the selection process is flawed and favours the hard left candidates.

Long may it continue.


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One of my lads had a lot of dealings with the mayor of Manchester, Andy Burnham in the aftermath of the Manchester Arena bombing. He thought that he was a good guy, practical, sensitive, decisive and appeared to have integrity. Maybe not a bad shout!
 

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One of my lads had a lot of dealings with the mayor of Manchester, Andy Burnham in the aftermath of the Manchester Arena bombing. He thought that he was a good guy, practical, sensitive, decisive and appeared to have integrity. Maybe not a bad shout!
Never lose sight of the fact that, however well he may have behaved/performed on one occasion, he is still a politician. Treat them all with the same degree of caution is my motto. In almost every case, what you see is just an act and it takes time to reveal what is hidden behind the false front.
 

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..........sounds entirely unsuitable.
Aye your right there mate! They will probably opt for another unelectable space cadet! They have some great ideas then they choose a complete Loon to implement them! I don't think they will ever learn!
 

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Aye your right there mate! They will probably opt for another unelectable space cadet! They have some great ideas then they choose a complete Loon to implement them! I don't think they will ever learn!
Hi Win,
Was it not the Union vote that got Ed the duck, the nod over his brother Dave? I agree with Andy Burnham, from what I have seen of him he seems to have all the characteristics needed to do the job. But would he get the union vote?
Unfortunately choice seems to be limited.
 

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"They have some great ideas then they choose a complete Loon to implement them! I don't think they will ever learn!"

The 80s taught them nothing.
Breakfast news had them in spasms of ecstacy because there were expecting so many women to compete......irrespective of ability or experience.

If Kier Starmer doesn't get it........send in the official receivers.......they are done.
 

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MsDonnell is promoting Rebecca Long-Bailey, another socialist blow back to student politics who would be a disaster for Labour. Choosing her would yet again show Labour to be promoting their outdated agenda and ignoring the Needs of their target voters. The new leader must be mainstream.
 

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MsDonnell is promoting Rebecca Long-Bailey, another socialist blow back to student politics who would be a disaster for Labour. Choosing her would yet again show Labour to be promoting their outdated agenda and ignoring the Needs of their target voters. The new leader must be mainstream.
Quite agree Rich, Long-Bailey is just Corbyn in a dress! Starmer I could buy. He is intelligent, bright and appears sensible. But as I am someone with reasonably old fashioned values, I question why a person who is a QC would want to lead the Labour Party? It is a bit like a Premier League footballer empathising with homeless people, even doing a street sleep with them, then getting into his Bentley Continental and driving to his 12 bedroom mansion in Cheshire!
 

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Long-Bailey and Starmer QC.. Wtf is this a Tory leadership campaign?
Anyway both too Corbynised (Carbonised).
Jess Phillips for me on both counts. Corbyn skeptic well away from the "Smoke" and has already been heralded by the media..
(1) "Ready to stab Corbyn in the front if he wrecked Labour's electoral chances." and (2) "Would/could make mincemeat out of Boris!!"
Gory stuff but what Labour needs if they're ever going to return as a major contender for government.
 

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. Never known a QC not to get involved in a worthwhile cause so doesn’t seem logical also,
how can s QC work side by side with hard core socialists?

Weird logic.
Clement Attlee and Tony Blair were both Barristers, and were highly successful at winning elections and maintaining Socialist ideals as far as was prudent in order to keep the confidence of their party and of the electorate in general.
I would expect Keir Starmer to do the same, or indeed, Emily Thornberry, also a barrister, and who it seems has laid her sling for the party leader's job.
 

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There's a big difference between a barrister and a QC. The QC's I know are extremely intelligent and articulate and none would be compatible with Diane Abbot who doesn't have the ability to reason, Corbyn unable to initially defend himself at the dispatch box then going on to lead a doomed campaign or say Rebecca Long-Bailey who gave a succession of painful interviews during the election campaign.

The only way to explain it would be he feels once leader he'd successfully fend off all comers. Cherie Blair was a QC and you know who they say wore the trousers in that relationship....
 
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