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Lordy Be are we screwed

Labour heavyweight Wes Streeting denies plan to succeed Starmer

Whether or not he makes it just think about it. Wes is described as a heavyweight who has a chance of making it. Not exactly got top quality politicians these days, have we?

15 thoughts on “Lordy Be are we screwed”

  1. Bloke in the Fourth Reich

    The lesson of today is that at some point in the future we will look back fondly on the likes of BoJo, Biden, Trump, May, and Cameron and mourn the dearth of selfless, dedicated, and effective politicians.

    Only in Germany do politicians get to be legends in their own lifetimes, and look how that turns out.

  2. BiFR, “The lesson of today is that at some point in the future we will look back fondly on the likes of BoJo, Biden, Trump, May, and Cameron and mourn the dearth of selfless, dedicated, and effective politicians”.
    I absolutely assure you I won’t and Callaghan, Carter, Major were useless then and are considered so still.

    It may mean of course that the politicians of the future will be worse than the present crop……
    God help you.

  3. I have this theory that the fall of communism killed socialism, and all that was left was social democracy and that’s just not exciting enough to bring smart teenagers into a career in the Labour party. New Labour was a load of people who had invested years of their lives in Labour and watered it down to get a bit of power, but it’s notable that as soon as it ended, they nearly all left politics to do something else with their new found status. Look at Ed Balls. As soon as he lost his seat, he quit politics.

    I’m not saying you had to like New Labour, but at least they weren’t riding the short bus like a lot of Labour. I mean, David Lammy as shadow foreign secretary? Seriously? That’s the best you have?

    It’s why Labour made moderate gains in the council elections. People might have issues with Boris, but they’re not that enthusiastic about Keir.

  4. Bloke in North Dorset

    I mean, David Lammy as shadow foreign secretary?

    He’s been tipped on the New Statesman podcast as possible next Leader on the basis that Labour desperately needs either a woman or someone not white as their next leader because they are starting to get embarrassed by the diversity seen on the Tory front benches. He’ll probably lose out because the Tories have had two female PMs and Labour is desperate to close that gap.

    It tells us all we need to know about the quality of people in the Labour Party when they will probably decide the next leader based on the colour of their skin or what’s between their legs. Its probably why Andy Burnham isn’t interested in getting back in to parliament.

  5. BiND
    Look out for Khan. As soon as his gig in London is iver he,’ll find asuitably “diverse” safe seat and will make his bid for ultimate power.

    Inshallah

  6. Who would have thought that not having any policies, failing to oppose a dishevelled idiot and pandering to every fad of the gobshite classes could lead to the indifference of the electorate? Now go for the minority vote and see how keen the majority is about that.

  7. BiND,

    “He’s been tipped on the New Statesman podcast as possible next Leader on the basis that Labour desperately needs either a woman or someone not white as their next leader because they are starting to get embarrassed by the diversity seen on the Tory front benches. He’ll probably lose out because the Tories have had two female PMs and Labour is desperate to close that gap.”

    The MSM is obsessed with this. They’re a bunch of weirdos obsessed with microaggressions, pronouns, gender pay gaps. Most of the public, including most of the black population out in Northampton, Worcester or Swindon are not going to vote for that clown.

  8. The voters of Tottenham elected him. I wonder how many of them are now wishing Bernie Grant were still around.

  9. BoM4 – the dull, bovine stupidity of our black MP’s seems pretty insulting to black voters, but then whities allowed Theresa May to be prime minister so Westminster really is an equal opportunity retard factory.

  10. “Labour rising star Wes Streeting has denied preparing a leadership bid to replace Keir Starmer after it emerged that the wealthy party donor Waheed Alli hosted a recent fundraising event for him and another MP at his central London home.

    The Observer has been told that the actors Ian McKellen and Michael Cashman, as well the businesswoman and LGBTQ+ activist Linda Riley, were among 20 to 30 people present at the event in March”

    More queens than kingmakers.

  11. Sam – I’m truly sorry Wes Streeting hasn’t been invited to one of Michael Barrymore’s poolside soirees.

  12. I is a heavyweight.

    And a woman (allegedly) and non-white. So, it has to be Diane to replace Keir…

  13. Theophrastus (2066)

    Wes Streeting had kidney cancer. The poor chap may have got only a 50% chance that he’ll be alive in 10 years.

  14. Am I alone in never having heard of Wes Streeting?

    And another thing: I’m fed up of hearing that Boris is posh. Posh-ish at best I’d say. Not the real McCoy.

    His father was an international civil servant-type who also owned a farm on Exmoor. True, Boris went to Eton – but on a scholarship. He’s a flimflam man. Successful at it, I’ll grant you.

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