I have to admit being Director of the V&A is a pretty cool job.
As I just said on the other thread, I think it's a blow for Stoke. Having an MP with a high media profile representing the city has been a good thing and IMO he's been quite effective.
I'm dreading the bye-election.
Oh dear, and he was doing so well keeping his constituency on the side of righteousness, or something.
Let's see how many other Tristrams they can shake up.
It's a bit of a no brainer really isn't it? Take one of the best jobs on the museum and culture industry or stay MP in a party that is shit and divided and MP for an area where your views are pretty much divorced from the views of the majority of the population.
Oh Well it stops all that de-selection business,I do hope the local CLP are a little more careful this time.
SoT Central isn't quite as dead a loss on Brexit as, say, SoT South.
One sniff at being thrown off the gravy train and they're all taking cushy jobs. So much for commitment.
I'd take a cushy job rather than remain in politics, TBH.
#6, Well you have a head start xDiggy, and you seem to know fuck all about s-o-t politics.
No, but there are experts and I hope they'll explain what a terrible loss he is to the ABCs.
Is Stoke UKIP country?
Yeah, it is. There's a huge meathead vote in the city. For a brief but alarming period the BNP were storming it there.
Oh god me too. The V&A job is amazing. However I would dispute that being charge of one our major museums is a "cushy job".
Well cushioned, perhaps. I'm sure there are compensations.
I lived in South Stoke where at one time the BNP were doing well. It is a part of Stoke with low levels of immigration.
Yes. CEO jobs in charge of huge budgets and hundreds of staff and thousands of precious objects tend to pay ok it's true. Or perhaps you think advertising it at minimum wage would be the way to attract the best candidate?
You really do talk some shit sometimes Rosy.