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By The Weeping Angel
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Some good news

https://labourlist.org/2020/02/liam-byr ... tion-race/
Liam Byrne, MP for Birmingham Hodge Hill and former Chief Secretary to the Treasury, has been selected as the Labour Party’s candidate for the West Midlands metro-mayoral election on May 7th.

The new mayoral candidate won against UNISON-backed Pete Lowe and Unite-endorsed Salma Yaqoob, both of whom are considered to be on the Labour left and had local and national Momentum support respectively.

LabourList understands that Byrne won the race after second preferences were taken into account, but came close to winning on first preferences. Lowe took second place in the contest, and Yaqoob came third.
It's the least Yaqoob deserves.
 
By Boiler
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Labour MP Tracy Brabin, who faced criticism for wearing an off-the-shoulder dress in the Commons, is now auctioning it online for charity.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-51406413

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tracy-Brabin ... 2906593199
 
By Bones McCoy
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Boiler wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:26 pm
Labour MP Tracy Brabin, who faced criticism for wearing an off-the-shoulder dress in the Commons, is now auctioning it online for charity.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-51406413

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tracy-Brabin ... 2906593199
Yes!!! though I doubt whether it would fit me.
 
By youngian
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Tubby Isaacs wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:22 pm
Not a particularly successful one.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Faulds
Steven Toast
Faulds became known in the 1970s for verbally attacking Norman St John-Stevas, and said, in a heated debate over abortion, that he "has not the capacity to put a bun in anybody's oven" (referring to Stevas’ homosexuality). In 1978 he was pressured to apologise for calling John Davies, the Shadow Foreign Secretary at the time, a "fat-arsed twit"; ten years later he was scrutinised for calling David Shaw "an honourable shit".
 
By The Red Arrow
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I remember him more for that than any political achievement. I swear you could smell overpowering cologne through the telly whenever he spouted his toadyisms next to a gilt framed portrait of a dead royal.
 
By Bones McCoy
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youngian wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:32 pm
St John Stevas used to be wheeled on to toady up to the royals whenever any criticism was hurled at them. He’d be a busy man now.
A so-called "constitutional expert", whose expertise consisted of repeating.
It's not OK for commoners, but royalty is different.
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