I miss him and Portillo on the best programme the BBC had, which they cancelled, 'This Week'!
Yes Portillo and Alan Johnson were brilliant on that show.
Shame Alan Johnson never wanted to be leader, I fancy the former postman could have given his namesake a run for his money.
A level headed middle aged heterosexual, state educated working class white man with a working background as Labour leader, now there's a novel idea....... you might just be on to something there Gods not a fcuking chance mate the Unions would never endorse that.
Thornberry is the one who took the piss out of working class people putting England flags up outside their home.
If Labour wanted a true representation of what they stand for, then she'd be perfect.
Not sure they'd get many votes though.
Also, she's thick as pigshit and the perfect example of female privilege. That is - there's no way she would have got the job if she were a bloke.
She's dreadful and everything I dislike about some parts of labour at the minute.
If you're saying there's some sort of 'female privilege' where she's only got a job because she's female, in the same nation that Boris Johnson can become the actual PM then I'm not really sure how to react to that.
"England is perhaps the only great country whose intellectuals are ashamed of their own nationality. In left-wing circles it is always felt that there is something slightly disgraceful in being an Englishman and that it is a duty to snigger at every English institution" George Orwell
Labour moved from the centre to the left in 2015 and gained 600,000 votes, then in 2017 they gained 3m votes. Then they lurched to the centre on Brexit and bingo they lost 2.5m votes.
The Blair government despite their success lost millions of voters including pretty much the whole of Scotland don't forget......
I'm pretty much in the minority but reckon the "Red wall" was demolished primarily because of Brexit.. About 70/30 brexit/corbyn
Politics in the UK .. elections in particular have gone all "Presidential"
That is the figure head personality is more important than the policy.
Soundbites and a perceived electable character.
Until Labour get them they have got no chance.
Labour picked up many more votes in 2017 because of Theresa's proposed 'dementia tax' in her disastrous snap election. Labour also shifted their position on brexit for last weeks GE very significantly to outright campaigning for Remain.