Editorial: Labour’s leadership hopefuls are in for the toughest vetting of their careers – and it’s only a taste of what awaits
Editorial: They’ll be grilled about the NHS, Trident, economics, drugs, and their working class credentials, all while battling to make their party look credible againLabour leadership election has barely registered in the public consciousness. No surprise there. With a Conservative government in command of a thumping majority and four years away from a general election, there is little urgency attached to who wins. The personalities involved are still, mostly, unknown to the voters. Partly, also, it is because the contest hasn’t been especially inspiring. Away from the Twitterati, the public’s indifference is reflected in the small number of new supporters signing up to vote in the contest in recent days – 14,700 or so, set against the 112,000 and 180,000 newcomers who turned up for the Corbyn surges in 2015 and 2016 respectively. The most heated argument is around whether the character Mark Darcy in the Bridget Jones books was based on (or, less likely, vice versa). Download the new Independent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the headlines Read more: The Independent
Rebecca Long-Bailey: Questions over Labour leadership hopeful's stance on abortion lawThe Women's Equality Party says it would be 'deeply worrying' if Ms Long-Bailey 'did not trust women to make their own decisions'. Ouch ,I think she's just ended her run to be labour leader after the abortion comments .
Rebecca Long-Bailey’s leadership pitch is far from perfect | LettersLetters: Readers respond to an article by the Labour leadership contender Rebecca Long-Bailey It's shit! Continuity 10/10 corbyn f-ing cluelessness guaranteed to serve up another Tory victory because I swear these people have not spoken to an actual working class person in a decade. They represent only themselves. Am i alone in finding her just a bit scary.... and not in a good way?
Rebecca Long-Bailey: replace House of Lords with elected senateLabour leadership frontrunner launches campaign pledging to end ‘gentlemen’s club of politics’ We dont need elderly people wrecking our democracy no more. An elected senate would feel free to challenge the commons. Would need more than electioneering sound bites to make it work. Like replacing lung cancer with liver cancer.
Emily Thornberry ripped to pieces for 'clown' speech after claiming Labour 'not beaten'EMILY THORNBERRY was savaged for her Labour leadership campaign launch as she said “Labour is not beaten” despite the party having lost four elections in a row. she's thicker than whale mince Hahahhahahaha take that Oscar off Joaquin Phoenix we have a new clown in town
Labour leadership candidate Rebecca Long-Bailey reportedly supports stricter abortion lawsLabour leadership candidate Rebecca Long-Bailey has reportedly signalled that she supports stricter abortion laws. Reported exclusively by Labour news and gossip blog Red Roar, in December 2019 RLB Why are you guys still tweeting this claim when it's been shown to be misleading?
Labour leadership candidates to go head-to-head at hustings - as poll gives Starmer leadA poll of Labour Party members by YouGov suggests Sir Keir Starmer could win the leadership contest with 63% of the votes. Why? Labour are finished. These are seriously the best Labour can muster? Really Someones going to be HEN PECKED........ what a shower...