Monday, February 26, 2007

Who not to support for the Deputy Leadership

Last week, Alan Johnson's chances of Labour's deputy leadership took a distinct nosedive when it emerged that he has the backing of The Scum. Not to be outdone, Hazel Blears has now entered the race as the Tory bloggers' candidate.

I can already think of three reasons why good Labour people may not want to give the red-haired one their vote. They are Iain Dale, Guido Fawkes, and PragueTory.

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14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hazel Blears is like a glove puppet. She reminds me of 'Soo' from The Sooty Show the way she fawns around Blair/Brown/Matthew Corbett.

hazel4deselection said...

Wonderful! Exactly right.It's Johnson v Cruddas.Interesting positioning from Johnson on single parents.... won't vote for him but at least he's not a wet fish Tory like Hutton. Michael Meacher maybe Ramsbottom the Snake......

The Labour Humanist said...

"took a distinct nosedive when it emerged that he has the backing of The Scum."

For a minute I mis-read that to mean Johnson supports Ars**l. ;-)

Prague said...

I can see Hazel's shortcomings, but I think she's got off to a flyer.

septicisle. said...

The reason the Tories want Blears is because she is quite possibly the most woeful politician that has ever managed to get into not just this cabinet, but any cabinet.

Anonymous said...

I see that Hazel has lept to the defence of the private equity industry.

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/deputyleader/story/0,,2021943,00.html

So that all that stuff about being 'a voice for the whole movement' lasted all of ten minutes.

barnacle_bill said...

She just makes me want to vomit.

fedupofspin said...

If anyone saw John McDonnell calmly attacking the private equity industry against the grotty, hysterical Sion Simon on Newsnight he was bloody brilliant! A Labour MP who talked like one.Think even Paxo taken aback. Sion Simon reduced to gibbering wreck.If the PLP had any sense, Gordon would be in serious trouble.If McDonnell gets some decent media coverage, he could still be.He's head and shoulders above Cruddas in terms ofintellect and principles

HenryG said...

'He's [John McDonnell] head and shoulders above Cruddas in terms of intellect and principles'. Not sure what your point is since they are contesting the same election.

HenryG said...

Should say 'are not' contesting the same election.

stillfedupofspin said...

point ( not very well made) is that Cruddas has been touted around as a fab candidate of the "left" and the real left candidate John has largely been rubbished by the mainstream media.Largely because they have never seen or heard him and make assumptions based on "loony lefty" stereotypes.He's actually an excellent operator and deserves more support.More TV and radio appearances would boost his campaign tremendously.

HenryG said...

I think if John McDonnell got the necessary nominations he would have to be taken seriously. Until the media have a great excuse to ignore him. Meacher standing hasn't helped this.

HenryG said...

Should read 'then' not 'the'! Sorry everyone my typing is to pot today.

nmgbtvy said...

Can I protest about the Specie-ism shown by Tory-Bloggers against Chipmunks & Ferrets - why should a Chipmunk attain high political office in these enlightened & undiscriminating times