Oh, please, oh, yes, oh my God yeeeees!

Lammy hints at bid to be Labour’s first BAME leader

No, it’s not the BAME bit. It’s the Lammy bit. It would cement the Tory dominance for a generation….Jeez the lad’s bad. Ed Miliband without the brains, charm or charisma.

41 thoughts on “Oh, please, oh, yes, oh my God yeeeees!”

  1. And the truly hilarious thing is that he wouldn’t even be the worst (or best form the Tories’ point of view) candidate.

  2. The line-up is truly ‘world-class’.

    It looks like the Tories have hacked the Labour Party.

    My best Christmas present 🙂

  3. Bloke in North Dorset

    After ‘82 Labour realised it needed to change and it took 15 years to get themselves to the point they looked like being able to be trusted to govern. It’s arguable that it could have been 10 if Kinnock had kept his gob shut at that Sheffield rally, but it would have been very close. After ‘97 it took the Tories 13 years and even then they only got to be the biggest party in a coalition.

    In both cases the parties made big efforts to change, Labour looks like it’s going to double down on its idiocy, long may it continue.

  4. I’m a little surprised that some of the less loony MP’s are not standing yet. Benn or Kinnock, perhaps, even Yvette Cooper. Is it because they consider it a poisoned chalice, a completely lost cause?

    Starmer has the intelligence, as does Emily Thornberry, but I don’t think they would be successful in motivating a winning Labour Party.

  5. Bloke in North Dorset

    Yvette Cooper had a near death experience and is going to have to do some work to keep her seat so probably won’t have time.

    Benn and Kinnock (and Cooper) are seen as Blairites and the left has a visceral hatred of Blair and all he stood for and did, so yes, it will be a poisoned chalice, until the party accepts the need for reform.

  6. I doubt if Moses himself could help the shower of deranged, infantilized shite that is the labour party.

    Lammy!!!?? Hells teeth, this wannabe Idi Amin would bury them so deep that they would become a legend, a whispered horror used to frighten children!

  7. ” Tottenham MP says party should counter ‘populist, ethnic nationalism’ with a new ‘civic nationalism’”

    This from a man who is only in Parliament because he’s a Sub-Saharan African.

  8. He also wants to bring back slavery – forcing every young person to undergo national service. Whodathunk it, eh? A black man wanting to bring back enforced servitude.

  9. Hopefully the journos aren’t going to go all soft and cuddly when these peeps put themselves forward. Rebecca why don’t you think David should be PM, is he too dark? David why shouldn’t Rebecca be PM, is it because of her good hair? Back come the answers – no of course its not about that, how ridiculous to ask about someones appearance when considering their job. and then we can quote David and Rebecca back at them for the next however many years.

  10. @ NN… “I’m a little surprised that some of the less loony MP’s are not standing yet…Kinnock.”

    Disqualified on account of the tacky suits he wears.

  11. Sadly, Lammy doesn’t stand a chance. Momentum will fix it for Rebecca Wrong Daily – aka, apparently, Debbie from Accounts…*snigger*

  12. BiND, same here in U.S. with Democrats. Doubling down on stupid. Lose an election, blame it on the voters. And the Russians!

  13. Everytime I hear or see “Lammy” I am reminded of the excellent Eddie Murphy joke “Kunta Kinte!”, don’t know why.

  14. Rebecca Wrong Daily’s face looks all funny, the features don’t match the head – nose, eyes and mouth are all grouped too close together.

  15. having assessed who best can counter what he calls the “populist, ethnic nationalism” of Boris Johnson.

    If only we could vote for strawman Boris, eh? He sounds awesome.

    Lammy suggests a series of radical reforms, including a British bill of rights

    No, not those kind of rights – freedom of speech and association and other antiquated gammon nonsense. He means the right to chop your dick off and free broadband – y’know, important stuff.

    and a codified constitution, a new proportional voting system to encourage more compromise in politics

    “Losers always whine about proportional representation. Winners go home to Number 10 and fuck their girlfriend” – Sir Sean Connery, probably

    a universal basic income

    And a pony.

    and a compulsory national civic service in which all young people would be compelled to take part.

    Remember, this is the guy who said Brexiters are nazis. Mopes and BAMES, eh?

  16. Time was when Corbyn looked a sure way to keep Labour unelectable, well all’s well that ends well, but it looked a bit hazardous earlier this year. Be careful what you wish for.

  17. “nose, eyes and mouth are all grouped too close together”: I think of that as an Irish thing. So I looked her up on WKPD. Yup.

    I saw yesterday that her prolier-than-thou background – the childhood years dominated by rounds of redundancies at the Salford Docks, and so on – is baloney. The docks closed when she was two. Shades of Toni Blair and his lies about his early years, eh?

  18. BiND,

    “After ‘82 Labour realised it needed to change and it took 15 years to get themselves to the point they looked like being able to be trusted to govern. It’s arguable that it could have been 10 if Kinnock had kept his gob shut at that Sheffield rally, but it would have been very close. After ‘97 it took the Tories 13 years and even then they only got to be the biggest party in a coalition.”

    I’m not declaring Labour dead yet, but one thing with Labour in 1982 is how most of their membership (and union affiliated members) were fairly normal. Watch Kinnock’s conference speech of 1985 and see people rising to their feet when he condemned Militant.

    Labour had members with long-term interests in it winning. Took them a while but they went from Foot to Kinnock to John Smith and then Blair. They might have got it wrong a couple of times, but they learnt their lesson. They accepted the compromise of Blair as better than nothing.

    Modern Labour party membership, according to YouGov polling is Dave Sparts. And these people tend to be more about ideological purity.

    How many reasonably intelligent people are there who are Labour MPs? Not even Blair level. Just, reasonably OK? They lost a few like Caroline Flint. Some, like Ian Austin quit the party. Tristan Hunt saw the writing on the wall. it’s pretty much down to Stella Creasy, Yvette Cooper, Stephen Kinnock and Liz Kendall.

  19. “She began her working life serving customers in a pawn shop”

    She was born in 1979, so that means it was during the Labour years. But the blessed St. Tony ensure such abominations had been wiped from the earth, hadn’t he?

    Interestingly, it was during the 1980s that many pawn shops went bust and there were predictions the whole industry would vanish. I blame Fatcher!

  20. Bloke in North Dorset

    If anyone is interested, Saturday’s Coffee House Shots podcast from the Spectator features Stephen Bush and former McDonnell advisor James Mills. They explain Labour’s convoluted nomination process and who is likely to get nominated and why.

    When pushed the both go for RLB, but it isn’t a slam dunk. Clive Lewis is seen as having a chance if he can get nominated, which is unlikely.

  21. Steve,

    ““Losers always whine about proportional representation. Winners go home to Number 10 and fuck their girlfriend” – Sir Sean Connery, probably”

    Haha. I’m in favour of electoral reform, but the country loudly opposed AV by over 2/3rds of voters.

    And even then, I only support it to get more competition, less “safe seats”. I don’t think it would make any difference to our politics. People adapt to the system. Look at what happened in the 2 referendums we’ve held, which were done using PR. The Lib Dems were on the losing side of both. We’re a nation that’s more gammon than quinoa.

  22. I only support it to get more competition, less “safe seats”.

    A clear way to get more competition under any voting system would be to adopt the “New Mexico” rule. The State of New Mexico used to have a constitutional provision that the sitting Governor was disqualified from running for election. With no incumbent, every election was much more competitive.

    Obviously, this rule was not loved by the Permanent Political Class — and they conned the voters into repealing that part of the State Constitution.

    We need to make it very difficult for a person to have a lifetime career in politics.

  23. Salford docks closed because of the rise of containerisation, which led to a vast reduction in the need for manpower, and the use of ships far too big to use the Manchester Ship Canal. To try to pin this on Maggie by RLB is to credit Maggie with a revolution in sea transport, and displays an astonishing ignorance of reality.

  24. ” Lose an election, blame it on the voters.”
    Well I suppose that technically it is their fault. They just fail to share our vision for a wonderful egalitarian socialist utopia.

  25. As I recall, our referendum on voting reform involved the option of ticking a second choice on your ballot. This time around I couldn’t bring myself to vote for any of them so it wouldn’t have been much help really.

  26. Bloke in Costa Rica

    Is there currently anybody in British politics (with any name recognition) stupider than David Lammy? Richard Burgon possibly, but I think Lammy has it by a nose. Trying to encompass Lammy’s idiocy makes the mind recoil at its immensity, like standing at the foot of a thousand mile high cliff of obsidian with no handholds to be seen.

  27. How long are we going to get to enjoy all this gloating? Until the stock market crash, perhaps?Until La Clinton is President?

  28. Bloke in North Dorset

    Hallowed Be

    Hopefully the journos aren’t going to go all soft and cuddly when these peeps put themselves forward

    Hopefully they’ll have to answer to Andrew Neil. pbh.

    Bloke on M4,

    I’m not declaring Labour dead yet

    The Labour Party of its founders and those who fought in WW2 who had noble intentions, and for which there was a need, died with Callaghan’s defeat in ’79. They clung on and tried to be elder statesmen but by the time Blair took office they were long gone.

    The current Labour Party could probably be challenged under the fair trade act.

    (I’ll leave it to others to decide if the Conservative Party falls in to the same category)

  29. @KevinS
    Salford docks closed because of the rise of containerisation, which led to a vast reduction in the need for manpower, and the use of ships far too big to use the Manchester Ship Canal. To try to pin this on Maggie by RLB is to credit Maggie with a revolution in sea transport, and displays an astonishing ignorance of reality.

    A very similar argument applies to mine closures – cheaper surface transport made deep-mined coal uncompetitive with imported surface-mined, resulting in deep mines closing across W Europe.

  30. Lammy?

    No, he would reap the non-white donkey vote (Abbott Vote share: 70.3% )

    Obama: elected because he was black – Abbott, Butler, Lammy… could result in same

    @Many

    Stephen Kinnock touted as reasonably intelligent – why?

    He’s no better than Momentum

    Question Time – What next for Labour after election defeat?

    FiFi interrupting & interrogating Shapps

    Kinnock allowed to spout lies unchallenged “decimating public services”. Realy? How?

    By increasing spending every year?
    By reversing Browns DWP 01/02 to expensive 0845 mandate and back to 01/02, and now 0800?
    By sending DWP person to home if “work assessment” apt missed?
    By telling poor people “Food banks exist”?

  31. @Jussi December 22, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    Rebecca Wrong Daily’s face looks all funny, the features don’t match the head – nose, eyes and mouth are all grouped too close together.

    That’s why I call her Rat Face. FYI her face is same as a many M&F “chav” class in UK

    @dearieme December 22, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    +1 on info

  32. Just watched the latest Star Wars and there’s a line that seems to sum up the lefties attitude
    ‘Good people will fight, if we lead them’

  33. BiCR: Is there currently anybody in British politics (with any name recognition) stupider than David Lammy? Richard Burgon possibly, but I think Lammy has it by a nose. Trying to encompass Lammy’s idiocy makes the mind recoil at its immensity, like standing at the foot of a thousand mile high cliff of obsidian with no handholds to be seen.

    Lammy versus Burgon? The twin horns of a dilemma. On balance Burgon should nose ahead on the basis of his greater unity of purpose whereas Lammy blends lefty lunacy with a sense of affront every time he sees a white face. Also, talking of noses, the crease that Lammy has on the bridge of his, suggests that he once stood up too quickly in a confined space which might explain his mental state.

    Burgon, for his part, is far more even-handed across the racial divide and confines his loathing to jews and non-commies. Niche appeal, do I hear you say? Not in today’s Labour party!

    Your name recognition constraint rules out exciting newcomer Claudia Webbe who is definitely “one to watch” for the future.

  34. I doubt if Lammy’s stupid. I saw him at the Ally Pally count, being trailed about by a bunch of spades in sharp suits. Looked like the Mafia in blackface. He just doesn’t know or is interested in anything outside his own cultural ghetto. I’d imagine much the same’s true of the Abbotpottamus. Why she comes over as rather dense.

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