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Watched ....Andy Burnham on Andrew Marr show today!........ nice chap! very evangelical and honest,but it's not enough.He's not leadership materiel. He would get eaten in the lions den of politics and eventually bullied by the unions.

A strong opposition to whoever is in power is essential.Maybe someone will emerge in the next five years to re-invent the Labour party.However at the moment they appear redundant much like the Lib-Dems............why?, no real economic policies!

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Thank the lord that Chukka Ummuna (sp??) has removed himself from the leadership race - from what I have seen of him, he would have been good for labour: Young, tall, handsome, sensible, eloquent and well-educated.

 

Which of these attributes make him a good PM.

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I'm sorry, I really don't get the anti privilege thing at all. Miliband and blair weren't exactly licking the M1 clean in their youth.

 

I kinda get what Labour says about privilege. If you are born into money, how can you empathise with people who were not?

 

What I don't get is the anti-education mentality of some, who seem to think if our MP's went to Oxford etc they are automatically unworthy to be a leader. Oxford is one of the top universities in the world for peat sake, why wouldn't you want the people at the very top to have had the very best education there is?

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I see the Unite Union is threatening to withdraw support for the Labour Party if they don't toe their line!

Tail wagging dog again???

 

:)

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I kinda get what Labour says about privilege. If you are born into money, how can you empathise with people who were not?

 

What I don't get is the anti-education mentality of some, who seem to think if our MP's went to Oxford etc they are automatically unworthy to be a leader. Oxford is one of the top universities in the world for peat sake, why wouldn't you want the people at the very top to have had the very best education there is?

 

The same goes for Eton. It's an excellent school that turns out leaders because it is an excellent school.

 

Stannington Comp, not so many leaders.

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I see the Unite Union is threatening to withdraw support for the Labour Party if they don't toe their line!

Tail wagging dog again???

 

:)

 

Like the businesses who wouldn't fund the Tories if tax breaks and removal of workers' rights weren't included. Both sides have their masters and that my friend is the crux of the problem.

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I see the Unite Union is threatening to withdraw support for the Labour Party if they don't toe their line!

Tail wagging dog again???

 

:)

 

Dare I ask what the point of the Labour party is if they won't represent organised Labour?

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Dare I ask what the point of the Labour party is if they won't represent organised Labour?

 

Only a minority of Unions have affiliations with Labour these days.

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Only a minority of Unions have affiliations with Labour these days.

 

The question still stands. What's the point of a Labour party that will not represent organised Labour?

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The question still stands. What's the point of a Labour party that will not represent organised Labour?

 

I suppose the operative word is "organised". With the fall of the unions, Labour has to reinvent itself to stand up for the worker, be they in a union or not.

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Dare I ask what the point of the Labour party is if they won't represent organised Labour?

 

In which case I would ask what is the point of voting labour if you are not unionised labour.

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