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By Boiler
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#511552
A mate of mine feels that her background makes her completely unsuited to her role in education.

Mind you, this is the same person who sees UKIP as "centre-right".

I'd also endorse Abers's comments. I'll be in the shed if you need me.
 
By D.C. Harrison
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#511553
Boiler wrote:A mate of mine feels that her background makes her completely unsuited to her role in education.
Heard a bit of that myself. "She's never been to uni, so she's unsuited to the job" etc. Load of old bollocks, I'd say.
 
By Boiler
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#511557
Malcolm Armsteen wrote:Tell them about Ian Cough's educational attainments.
I tried that.

I was dismissed as a typical PC leftie and again told why she's unsuitable for the post - single mum and trades union rep, 'do you really want people like her in charge of education?' (answer - 'more than I would bloody Gove', which then garnered the reply 'well, the lefty teachers need shaking up.')

I do also recall one or two posters on here comparing Ms. Rayner to a whale sandwich.
 
By youngian
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#511563
Very moved by Rayner's description of the Syria bombing vote: "Whatever lobby you went through you knew people were going to die and MPs from both sides were sobbing in tears afterwards at the burden of their decision." One of the most poignant anti-populist political statements I've heard in a long while.
By mattomac
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The comments about knowing her place at 17 as a single mum were exactly why we need people like her in politics.

Irony is the Tories just a few short years ago were openly criticising the Labour Party for not having enough working class Mps from poorer backgrounds. You get the likes of Jess Phillips and Angela Rayner and all they can do is snipe.

I'd love my MP to understand at least some of troubles I face.
 
By Abernathy
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Angela is continuing to show worrying signs of "wokenness" (is that the right word?). This from her Fleecebook page :
“The nasty tweets and social media comments I’ve had over the last 24hrs prove we have a problem with some on the left that cannot disagree respectfully. I would also like to thank the many members who have given me lots of support and positive messages.

I’m not involved in any attempts to undermine our democratically elected leader, I don’t have any ambition to take over the party or be part of any faction and I’m not supporting Tony Blair’s war in Iraq or his attacks on Labour. People who know me know my views on this.

I respect Tonys right to disagree as did Jeremy when Tony was leader. I’m glad he isn’t leaving the party. We need more members not less. We have to unite as a party (that doesn’t mean we all agree on everything) but to suggest that because I’m trying to keep our great movement together and fight to get Jeremy into number 10 and the Tories out makes me a traitor and that I should resign (I was even given a #ResignRayner hashtag) tells you we have a problem. Anyone who thinks attacking our representatives, activists or supporters in this way will get us a socialist government are sadly mistaken.

It was only a couple of weeks ago someone claiming to be a Jeremy supporter was arrested for making threats to rape and murder me on social media. My house has panic buttons fitted. My colleague was assassinated doing her job that I do week in week out. Jeremy was attacked this weekend. We have to stop the personal attacks and be kinder to each other.

Now I’m off to London to fight as I do week in week out to get a Labour government and improve the lives of my constituents, question is are you with me?”
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