New Labour Leadership

Labour has lost control of Durham council for the first time in a century.
The party lost 21 of its seats, while the Conservatives gained 14.
Honest question:
Might that be because many of the student population are not in residence, and having lectures via Zoom?
 
Never understood the adulation by some of Skinner. He was absolutely bone idle and I'm unable to identify anything noteworthy that he achieved during his decades of costing the taxpayer none trivial sums in expenses.
He was the epitome of the class war, the Thatcher-hating, rabble-rousing entrenched socialist. He said what the blind red-flagged mining communities wanted to hear, what they'd been brought up on from the cradle, that it's all about t'rich exploiting t'working classes. It's pure political psychology #101 - exploit division by tribal means.
 
He was the epitome of the class war, the Thatcher-hating, rabble-rousing entrenched socialist. He said what the blind red-flagged mining communities wanted to hear, what they'd been brought up on from the cradle, that it's all about t'rich exploiting t'working classes. It's pure political psychology #101 - exploit division by tribal means.
Used to see him at the Durham Miners Gala when i was a kid, specifically the speechy bit at the Racecourse. Once he smiled at me.
 
Used to see him at the Durham Miners Gala when i was a kid, specifically the speechy bit at the Racecourse. Once he smiled at me.
My bold - I call BS! ;)
 
Honest question:
Might that be because many of the student population are not in residence, and having lectures via Zoom?
Might explain Durham City seats but not the rest which are likely due to a changing demographic.
 
Last edited:

endure

GCM
Never understood the adulation by some of Skinner. He was absolutely bone idle and I'm unable to identify anything noteworthy that he achieved during his decades of costing the taxpayer none trivial sums in expenses.
He was a good constituency MP and well liked for the work he did locally.
 
He was a good constituency MP and well liked for the work he did locally.
In what way was he good, and what work did he do? He was well-liked because he spouted communist dogma for the 'people' and he 'stuck it' to the rich, verbally and nothing more than that.
 

endure

GCM
In what way was he good, and what work did he do? He was well-liked because he spouted communist dogma for the 'people' and he 'stuck it' to the rich, verbally and nothing more than that.
If you think that all he did as an MP was speak in parliament then you have no idea just how much MPs do outside of it.
 
If you think that all he did as an MP was speak in parliament then you have no idea just how much MPs do outside of it.
I have plenty of idea what MPs do, I'm asking for examples of what he did other than provide verbal dogma.
 

endure

GCM
I have plenty of idea what MPs do, I'm asking for examples of what he did other than provide verbal dogma.
Forced the Post Office to recable a building that they used for Outreach services when they'd spent the past 2 years denying there was anything wrong with it and that's just one instance from personal experience.
 

Choux Bun

Old-Salt
After the results, the new Tory cadence?

Labour members just don't care..
their leader is a millionaire..
Their all too busy being woke..
and make the party one big joke

Labour Labour

I don't know and I don't care..
that Labour councils are very rare...
I don't know but I have heard...
their policies are just absurd

Labour Labour!!
 
I was trying to remember the name of the Labour leader prior to Jeremy - I had to Google to be reminded it was Ed Milliband. Didn't exactly make his mark on British political history - apart from showing his lack of training in how to eat a bacon sarnie.

Is it worth putting a crafty 50p on his brother chucking his hat into the ring if there's another leadership contest? I always thought Milliband D was the more capable of the two - apart from photo shoots featuring bananas.
 
He refused to respond to emails and would only use snail mail. Which fortunately for him massively reduced his work load. Just a coincidence I'm sure.
My MP (who happens to be the AG) answers emails, actually they don't a minion does.
 
I was trying to remember the name of the Labour leader prior to Jeremy - I had to Google to be reminded it was Ed Milliband. Didn't exactly make his mark on British political history - apart from showing his lack of training in how to eat a bacon sarnie.

Is it worth putting a crafty 50p on his brother chucking his hat into the ring if there's another leadership contest? I always thought Milliband D was the more capable of the two - apart from photo shoots featuring bananas.
Burnham is being teed up as the next leader, though clive lewis might step in on the left.
 
Top