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By davidjay
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youngian wrote:Stella would be great but I understand Tom Watson has a bit of habit of getting people's backs up. He should be our new Malcolm Tucker. And I'll buy him some knuckle dusters.
I've met Tom Watson in an off-duty environment and I wouldn't be surprised if there's a nuclear option file on him should he ever look like getting into a position of responsibility.
 
By youngian
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Amused to a response to someone on an LP forum who was ranting under the impression Sir Keir Starmer is a posho aristo (which he's not- grammar school boy named after Keir Hardy)
Will Howley
WELL all we know at the moment is he could stand at the dispatch box and tell Cameron 'Call me Sir you little prat'.


And the knight thing could also play well in middle England after a few photo ops at jousting matches slaying Tory dragons. And Lannisters always pay their debts.

The Red knight?
He has also acted in 15 other cases in the House of Lords since 1999, including two cases about the conduct of British soldiers in Iraq, and representing David Shayler in his appeal against conviction for breaching the Official Secrets Act 1989. He gave free legal advice to the defendants in the "McLibel" case and was interviewed twice — ten years apart — in Franny Armstrong's 2005 documentary, McLibel.
 
By Malcolm Armsteen
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GKC wrote:Thanks Malcolm and Mattomac. No idea who I'll vote for mind.
Just received this:

Soon, you’ll be able to vote for the next Leader and Deputy Leader of our party.

Below is a guide to how and when it will happen. If you have any questions not answered here, get in touch with us at the email address at the bottom and we’ll try to get back to you.

1. You have one vote to cast for your choice of Leader and another for your choice of Deputy Leader

Unlike previous leadership elections, this election will be held on a one-person-one-vote basis. There are three sets of people who can vote:
Labour Party members — that includes you
Affiliated supporters — people who’ve signed up as a Labour Party supporter through one of our affiliated organisations or unions
Registered supporters — people who’ve registered that they support the Labour Party by signing up online and paying a one-off minimum fee of £3
2. The nomination process will start on 15 May

Anyone that wants to be a candidate for the Leader or Deputy Leader of the Labour party needs to be nominated by 35 MPs.

MPs can nominate their preferred candidates for Leader and Deputy Leader from 9 June — you can track the progress of each candidate on our website where we’ll update the nominations at 12.30pm and 5.30pm each day. Nominations close on 15 June (Leader) and 17 June (Deputy Leader).

There will be more information to come later on how Constituency Labour Parties can make a supporting nomination.

From early June, the names and bios of any MPs putting themselves forward for nomination will be hosted on our website at http://www.labour.org.uk/leadership" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

3. We will let you know the candidates for Leader on 15 June and the candidates for Deputy Leader on 17 June

We’ll send all members an email on 15 June to let you know who’s in the running to be Leader, and to give as many members as possible the chance to watch the different candidates speak, there will be a hustings in Scotland, Wales, and every region of England — we’ll email you details of your nearest hustings once the dates have been set.

Likewise we'll send all members an email on 17 June to tell you the candidates for Deputy Leader. Candidates for both positions will be on our website.

4. We must receive your votes by 12pm on Thursday 10 September for them to count

Voting ballots will be sent out on Friday 14 August. You’ll be able to vote by post or online.

5. Our next Leader and Deputy Leader will be announced on 12 September

We’ll announce the results at a Special Conference on 12 September, as well as on our website and via email. If you’re interested in attending the Special Conference, we’ll provide full details nearer the time.

Got a question that isn’t answered here?

If you can’t find an answer to your question, email us at leadership2015@labour.org.uk and we’ll try to get back to you.

You should get the same at some point.
 
By Arrowhead
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Littlejohn's brain wrote:Oh fuck, they've probably got stuff on all the candidates.
In fairness to the Tories, it works both ways. Remember when the Murdoch press heroically exposed Major's affair with Edwina Currie at the height of the "Back to Basics" campaign?
 
By youngian
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Guido Fawkes @GuidoFawkes · 21m 21 minutes ago
Big speech tomorrow from @DanJarvisMP at #pac15
Don't know much about Dan Jarvis but if anyone thinks having been one of our brave boys is the main qualification for leader as it will immune him from smear, than they're deluded. As John Kerry found to his cost when the novelty of that wore off pretty quickly.
 
By Winegums
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youngian wrote:
Guido Fawkes @GuidoFawkes · 21m 21 minutes ago
Big speech tomorrow from @DanJarvisMP at #pac15
Don't know much about Dan Jarvis but if anyone thinks having been one of our brave boys is the main qualification for leader as it will immune him from smear, than they're deluded. As John Kerry found to his cost when the novelty of that wore off pretty quickly.
Former soldier, wife died to cancer, still powers on doing marathons. He's pretty wholesome and ticks a lot of boxes for "things the public want", including not taking the Oxford PPE -> SPAD route into politics. I'm sure the gutter press would try to bring him down, but it'd involve shitting on a lot of their sacred cows.
 
By youngian
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They'll learn from their Republican pals; if Jarvis gets as much as one small fact about his past wrong (as we human beings all do) they'll be some desperate alcoholic ex-squaddie telling the Sun that's not how he remembers the events. And that feeds into the anonymous rumours circulating that questioning the whole of his army record back story about how Dan was slumming it etc.
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