Clair Short Resigns

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  1. I don't see the point in voting for her as she's un-reliable, she's been banging on about doing this 2003!
  2. She got a huge slap in the face from the whips when she advocated that people vote other than labour in the next election
  3. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
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    Jumped before she was pushed.
    Lost her credability when Cook resigned & she stayed.
  4. Didn't Clare resign as ODS at the same time?

    As far as I am concerned, well done Clare. I used to have a problem with the woman , but not since she came out in open opposition to the disbanding of one of our Battalions.
  5. I thought she had said she would not be seeking re-election so she isn't risking a lot anyway; just the last days of Emperor Nero's reign in a dead duck gobment. She had the integrity to stand up when it almost mattered - respect for that.
  6. she's a bit of a loose cannon but she's got more b*lls than most of them
  7. The same Clare Short who stated that 'IRA didn't target civilians' ?

    Still, as long as she's opposed to the disbandment of a Battalion!
  8. ...thoroughly mischievous woman, but some good points above.
  9. She was opposed to the disbandment of a Battalion that were THE specialists in NI CT operations.
  10. She is actually quite a good egg on the personal level and is certainly a bit "mischievous" if you like 'em buxom with a west midlands accent you could cut with a knife.

    On the basis my enemy's enmey is my friend, we should give clare a second crack but she will ultimately revert to student marxist and revolutionary socialist in the long run a la Wedgie. However she does at least have more balls than the rest of the cabinet. Did anyone hear that smug git Blunkett going on about how naughty she was to come to cabinet and disagree in private with Tony after disagreeing in public. while he was asking knobby questions for Tony to hit for six and lapping away at his arrse...forsooth!!
  11. Clare?

    An accent you could cut with a knife? Surely you meant knoife Cuddles? :D

    "Yam orrrroight Bab"?
  12. "Where's the cowing Bovril Tony?"
  13. What will she resign from next?

    The Independent Party, after a conflict with its leader, Ms Short?

    She has a more independent mind, greater integrity and more honesty than the rest of the Labour party - not exactly difficult though!
  14. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
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    No she stayed in Cabinet which helped Blair.

    Quote from the BBC website:
    But unlike Mr Cook who quit on the eve of the war, the way she went severely damaged her standing with her previous supporters.
    Rather than quitting before the war she publicly agonised over the rights and wrongs of the conflict - and only decided to quit her post as International Development Secretary once the main hostilities ended.

    That bemused many of her traditional allies in the Labour left - and her latest revelation is likely to raise the question of why, if she had been concerned by the intelligence services' behaviour, she did not resign at the time.