Anyone But Balls (Part 3)

It Shouldn’t Happen to Yvette.
Indolence characterises the Labour leadership campaign. Well-meaning people wring their hands and say that the high bar potential candidates must leap before they can put themselves before the party should be lowered so that every possible shade of opinion is represented. For this reason, Labour politicians who think that Diane Abbot is a self-aggrandising boor, nevertheless nominate her so that she can take part in a contest that will wind through the summer months like a sluggish river meandering to the sea.
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6 thoughts on “Anyone But Balls (Part 3)

  1. Nick Cohen.
    Don’t take this the wrong way, but I’m sure a word is missing in that second sentence.

  2. Cheers – now everyone knows I can hardly read.
    That’s a good pun with Yvette, though.

  3. Last night, before I dreamt of going to Manderley, I thought about Gordon Brown again.
    And I was glad he’s no longer Prime Minister.
    But good news never lasts long in the mind. This attempt by Ed Balls to be leader, that he has qualified with the votes to be a candidate
    brings down anything positive about Labour.
    He hardly done well at the general election.
    What are they thinking? He should be wrestling with Diane Abbot at the back. It seems to me it’s the Emperors Old Clothes on display.

  4. First, I want to say a huge ‘thank you’ to Nick for giving me this chance to reply to you, Russ.
    Russ – I have to tell you, you’re really wide of the mark. You might say I’m the emperor’s old clone or whatever. But what I say to you is look, actually, at the facts. I have never, and I wouldn’t, frankly, say or do anything sensible about my party. I love my party. Don’t listen to Nick Cohen. Take your own view on me and you’ll see I’m one of the good guys. Russ, come on, you’d vote for me. This election campaign really matters for local families, and it’s like I keep telling Michael Gove. You need less teachers leaving their jobs. Today I met with residents, who told me, look, I want you to be the winner of your party. And frankly that is what, Russ, I’m going to do.

  5. D Abbott – check!
    E Balls -check!
    A Burnham – check!
    Daved Miliband – check!

    Good Lord, they’re all through to the next round – alive and kicking!
    I can’t wait to see who…ZZZzzzz.

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