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    Labour have to replace Ed Millband quite quickly, trouble is Ed Balls is not the man for it.

    David Millband? No he lost once and i doubt he has the desire anymore, but could be wrong

    Alan Johnson, one of the more likeable Labour MPS would be a good choice

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    George Galloway is a terrible man, he could not give a toss about anyone unless its helps his reputation (You could say that for a lot of them) but there is something not quite right with him and he will damage Bradford as the asians(Muslims) and the others need to come together and unite not be divided even more in two groups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris.hinton View Post
    Labour have to replace Ed Millband quite quickly, trouble is Ed Balls is not the man for it.

    David Millband? No he lost once and i doubt he has the desire anymore, but could be wrong

    Alan Johnson, one of the more likeable Labour MPS would be a good choice
    A socialist would be a good idea, 'cept there aren't any of course - happen Dennis Skinner would fancy the job?

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    Meh, they aren't gonna replace a guy with a 10 point lead in the polls. He's a lightweight, but so is Dave, Osborne & Clegg, so does it really matter.

    The May elections will be interesting though, Libs may well finish 4th behind UKIP (shudder), but I guess Ed may be in trouble if the opinion polls don't translate into votes, like in Bradford.
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    Happy that Galloway won. Great guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pothas View Post
    Pastygate was pathetic but just oh so typical, Ed quickly got himself down to Greggs of course.

    Heard he was politely told they wern't recruiting at the time.

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    Alan Johnson, one of the more likeable Labour MPS would be a good choice
    Johnsons just as incompetent and smarmy as the rest. Andy Burnham is the next man they should turn to (even if he does represent the inbred massess of Leigh). Comes accross as down to earth, intelligent, knowledgeable (which is rare in the Labour Party) and likeable.

    Quote Originally Posted by chris.hinton View Post
    George Galloway is a terrible man, he could not give a toss about anyone unless its helps his reputation (You could say that for a lot of them) but there is something not quite right with him and he will damage Bradford as the asians(Muslims) and the others need to come together and unite not be divided even more in two groups.

    Dunno, Galloway wants a platform, Bradfords willing to give him the platform. He probably wont do much in the way of local improvements, but he'll put the name on the map by shouting alot.

    One thing I doubt he'll do is divide the local community. He has the top politicians skill of appealing to the common man, and his track record is working well with communities, and sticking it to the upper classes instead. He may not be a local, or a community member, or have any previous affiliation with them, but he is one of the few who can build it (lets face it, he's got **** all else to do)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaly piscine View Post
    Well yea. Most voters are ignorant and stupid. Labour v Conservative for as long as I've been alive has been a simple choice. Incompetent gob****es versus competent posh blokes. Yet the incompetent gob****es got in three times because of a used car salesman with a god complex - who was more of a Conservative anyway. It's truly sad but it will be the way of things for decades, centuries probably. People are stupid but they don't realise it. For instance the recent rush for fuel and you've got Joe Public telling the news how the politicians should give them credit for having common sense... or you got numpties on Question Time taking every tax rise or benefit cut as a personal affront.
    You missed the Tories' neo-imperialist, closet-racist, xenophobic, homophobic, socially backwards Daily Mail-reading element.

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    Labour's civil liberties policy in power their worst moments, and I don't say that lightly tbh
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpr View Post



    Johnsons just as incompetent and smarmy as the rest. Andy Burnham is the next man they should turn to (even if he does represent the inbred massess of Leigh). Comes accross as down to earth, intelligent, knowledgeable (which is rare in the Labour Party) and likeable.
    Nah don't find Johnson smarmy at all, nice enough guy but never cut out for the top job.

    I think Ed Milliband is all those things you mention (well maybe not everyone thinks he is likeable exactly) but he is never going to be convincing. Oppositions always manage to make themselves look cheap as well, even when there are some good ideas around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    Labour's civil liberties policy in power their worst moments, and I don't say that lightly tbh
    I have an an awful lot more regard for the previous government than you (which is not hard) but totally agree, their record is terrible on this.

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    Difference between Milliband and Burnham is Burnham can do all the above without looking and souding like an upper class toff who landed on the red side of the fence (he probably does sound like a toff in his native St Helens, what with being able to form coherant sentances n all)

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    So, it seems austerity measures surprising act to contract an economy. Who'd have thought?
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    So, it seems austerity measures surprising act to contract an economy. Who'd have thought?
    The economy would have flatlined anyway. That's why the strategy from the useless ***** who nigh on bankrupted the country - spend even more money we don't have - was so incredibly irresponsible and stupid. It was a gamble we were in no position to make, thanks to said useless *****.
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    Gimme that old' time austerity, it's good enough for me...



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