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By Oblomov
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crabcakes_windermere wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:04 pm
Because they believe it’s right message, wrong electorate.
"If only the savage bigots could enlightened beings like us!"
 
By bluebellnutter
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Cyclist wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:30 pm
Why couldn't that collection of dolts and dullards work that out? It's not exactly difficult.
They did, they didn't want to understand it. That's the difference.
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By Boiler
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I see Liz Kendall has been given a post. The most anodyne person imaginable, but maybe that's no bad thing.

I also see Rayner is also the Shadow First Secretary Of State. Oh, that could be fucking hilarious at Pantomime Questions :lol:

Full list here.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-52230830
 
By The Weeping Angel
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Meanwhile London Young Labour had this to say

https://labourlist.org/2020/04/london-y ... t-workers/
The recent announcement of Keir Starmer as leader of the Labour Party is troubling for socialists, specifically in regard to his lukewarm response to Covid-19. He has already displayed a bizarre unwillingness to hold the government to account for its clear failings, instead opting for a congratulatory approach and a rhetoric of unity that is dangerously close to sounding concessionary.

I would urge Starmer to follow Jeremy Corbyn’s lead and avoid falling into the trap of joining a government of national unity. Labour’s official response to this pandemic must not be reconciliatory to the Conservatives, but must continuously and relentlessly hold them to account for endangering lives, wellbeing and livelihoods. Nor should Starmer remain silent on the appalling risks facing disabled people, due to reckless elements within the Coronavirus Act.
Meanwhile here is thier brilliant proposal.
On Sunday, we launched our PPE drive: we are equipping young members to encourage schools in their area to donate goggles, gloves and other equipment to the frontline.
Of course schools don't use PPE suitable for a pandemic but hey let's just indulge in this pontless gesture.
 
By Malcolm Armsteen
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Perhaps the schools could keep their fucking PPE and let the poor fuckers in school looking after the kids of the frontline services use it to give themselves some safety!

I'm getting angry about this.

My daughter in law has no PPE or sanitiser when she is in school, but her instructions are to strip immediately she comes home and place her clothes in a bin bag (to prevent cross-contamination with other family members) and then shower thoroughly before making physical contact with other people, eg her 4 year old son.

Safe as fucking houses. Deserves a clap, or possibly a half-price pizza?
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By Tubby Isaacs
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The Weeping Angel wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:36 pm
Meanwhile London Young Labour had this to say

https://labourlist.org/2020/04/london-y ... t-workers/
The recent announcement of Keir Starmer as leader of the Labour Party is troubling for socialists, specifically in regard to his lukewarm response to Covid-19. He has already displayed a bizarre unwillingness to hold the government to account for its clear failings, instead opting for a congratulatory approach and a rhetoric of unity that is dangerously close to sounding concessionary.

I would urge Starmer to follow Jeremy Corbyn’s lead and avoid falling into the trap of joining a government of national unity. Labour’s official response to this pandemic must not be reconciliatory to the Conservatives, but must continuously and relentlessly hold them to account for endangering lives, wellbeing and livelihoods. Nor should Starmer remain silent on the appalling risks facing disabled people, due to reckless elements within the Coronavirus Act.
When did that happen? When was Jez asked to join a government of national unity? The main Tory reaction to Jez during Coronavirus was "Are you still the leader?" That was a heck of a subtle "trap" the Tories laid there, be fair.

I'm not a political insider or anything, but could there be a reason Starmer's not gone full guns blazing at the government while the Prime Minister's been in intensive care?
 
By Abernathy
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I seem to recall that there was some discussion round a possible government of national unity back in the good old days when the Tories were running a minority government and Brexit still hadn't begun to get done.

But I also seem to recall that it was on condition that Jezza Corbyn was NOT to be fucking involved.
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By Timbo
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Tubby Isaacs wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:32 pm
I'm not a political insider or anything, but could there be a reason Starmer's not gone full guns blazing at the government while the Prime Minister's been in intensive care?
Don't be silly. Clearly this is the time to be bringing up something needlessly divisive, like recognition of Palestine, or reaching out to all those people out there who desperately want a broadband connection at home but can't afford it. That's what real leadership looks like.
 
By Malcolm Armsteen
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An Opposition goes in all guns blazing. A government in waiting is constructive, positive and patient, putting considered plans before the electorate.
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By Malcolm Armsteen
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I think he's covered this - there will be penetrating questions asked, but now is not the time. Meanwhile he is pointing out shortcomings and making suggestions in a sensible manner.

I think he believes that this has been done badly, and that there will be a reckoning, perhaps next year.
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