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Started by Fezziwig on 13-Jan-2017 09:46:20
Tristram Hunt to resign as MP forcing another by-election challenge for Jeremy Corbyn
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Tagyourit - 13 Jan 2017 09:49:48 (#1 of 2896)

I have to admit being Director of the V&A is a pretty cool job.

Arjuna - 13 Jan 2017 09:51:17 (#2 of 2896)

Does he get to try on all the outfits ?

xDiggy - 13 Jan 2017 09:51:33 (#3 of 2896)

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.

RosyLovelady - 13 Jan 2017 09:51:45 (#4 of 2896)

Oh dear, and he was doing so well keeping his constituency on the side of righteousness, or something.

HouseOfLametta - 13 Jan 2017 09:53:03 (#5 of 2896)

Let's see how many other Tristrams they can shake up.

xDiggy - 13 Jan 2017 09:53:44 (#6 of 2896)

I'm sure you're an expert on the politics of SoT Rosy.

Ginmonkey - 13 Jan 2017 09:53:45 (#7 of 2896)

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.

clammy - 13 Jan 2017 09:55:05 (#8 of 2896)

Oh Well it stops all that de-selection business,I do hope the local CLP are a little more careful this time.

xDiggy - 13 Jan 2017 09:55:41 (#9 of 2896)

SoT Central isn't quite as dead a loss on Brexit as, say, SoT South.

CaptainBlack - 13 Jan 2017 09:55:48 (#10 of 2896)

One sniff at being thrown off the gravy train and they're all taking cushy jobs. So much for commitment.

Arjuna - 13 Jan 2017 09:56:06 (#11 of 2896)

Is Stoke UKIP country?

AlanII - 13 Jan 2017 09:56:32 (#12 of 2896)

It voted Leave.

lapsedcat - 13 Jan 2017 09:56:48 (#13 of 2896)

I'd take a cushy job rather than remain in politics, TBH.

clammy - 13 Jan 2017 09:58:03 (#14 of 2896)

#6, Well you have a head start xDiggy, and you seem to know fuck all about s-o-t politics.

RosyLovelady - 13 Jan 2017 09:58:11 (#15 of 2896)

No, but there are experts and I hope they'll explain what a terrible loss he is to the ABCs.

xDiggy - 13 Jan 2017 09:58:14 (#16 of 2896)

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.

Ginmonkey - 13 Jan 2017 09:58:50 (#17 of 2896)

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".

RosyLovelady - 13 Jan 2017 09:59:29 (#18 of 2896)

Well cushioned, perhaps. I'm sure there are compensations.

Fezziwig - 13 Jan 2017 10:00:48 (#19 of 2896)

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.

Ginmonkey - 13 Jan 2017 10:01:54 (#20 of 2896)

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.

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