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By Tubby Isaacs
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Arrowhead wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:57 am
This pledge from Starmer, plus the commitment to a People's Vote, is good to see from Labour. If only they'd followed this path from the very beginning, rather than allowing the likes of McCluskey, Milne and Gardiner to pour cold water over everything for the past three years, then they might have avoided seeing their voter coalition split in half back in the Spring.

Those folk didn't see the Lib Dems coming at all. They thought the 40% were a load of people brought together by Jez's socialist brilliance, and that saying "Lib Dem austerity" was going to put the Lib Dems back in their box.

It's not even as if the Lib Dems have played it all that cleverly. Their new leader was up to her neck in the Coalition. So was Davey but he seems to have passed a very respectable Climate Change Act that a Tory government wouldn't have done- see Cameron talking about "green crap". Layla Moran would have been able to put distance between them and the Coalition.
 
By Tubby Isaacs
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The Weeping Angel wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:30 pm
Well this all seems legal and above board.

I assume the referee and player bit there isn't a problem. She'd just have to recuse herself where appropriate. And I doubt that form is all that important. I don't see why a constituency not in your 5 (or 4, in her case) shouldn't call somebody up and say "we like you, would you like a go at being our candidate?" Webbe's high profile, so I'd not be surprised if that happened to her.

Bizzare bit below that where she applies to "Popular and Limehouse". Might be somebody else typing that wrong, but a tweet from her refers to a "media stich up". That tweet (with something about a couple of consituencies that I don't get) seems to be all her response so far. That doesn't strike me as very professional, even if it's a Sunday. At least get a decent "holding tweet" up.
 
By Tubby Isaacs
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Sounds like I'd go for Heather Peto. I lived in the next door constituency for 13 years. We got a good MP, Rushanara Ali.

That other candidate sounds like a hoot. Saudi Arabia does something she disapproves of and it's because it was "inspired by its Zionist masters".
 
By Tubby Isaacs
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Doesn't bother me at all either. Nor, I suspect, was buccanneering free trade part of the pitch to Labour voters in Stoke. Lots of MPs won't like that. And even more won't if the offer is the UK not having a say as it's outside the EU.

I appreciate it wasn't easy for Labour, but I went hard for People's Vote because I didn't think compromises worked. Even with PV, of course, there's the risk of "didn't you hear me the first time?" referendum disaster.
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By Arrowhead
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Timbo wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:40 pm
Just waiting for Jez to fuck up Starmer's proposal somehow, I wouldn't be surprised if he tries to tack on an amendment to nationalise Bonmarché.
“A senior Labour spokesman tonight denied that the leadership was set to support Kier Starmer’s proposal.........”, that sort of thing? It wouldn’t remotely surprise me, after all it’s pretty much the story of the past three years.
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