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Started by mingmong on Jun 30, 2021 12:04:21 PM
Starmer Chameleon IV - Will he stay or will he go

We may know by the time this thread gets to 10000

mingmong - 30 Jun 2021 12:06:26 (#1 of 1916)

Apols for the mash-up Nat's two song references

darkhorse - 30 Jun 2021 12:08:42 (#2 of 1916)

Every Man and Woman is a Starmer

One for the 90s electronica heads there.

AlanII - 30 Jun 2021 12:10:47 (#3 of 1916)

Are we human or are we Starmer?

thisonehasalittlehat - 30 Jun 2021 12:11:24 (#4 of 1916)

There's a starmer waiting in the sky

He'd like to come and meet us

But he thinks he'd blow our minds

There's a starmer waiting in the sky

He's told us not to blow it

'Cause he knows it's all worthwhile

He told me

Let the children lose it

Let the children use it

Let all the children boogie

browserbutton - 30 Jun 2021 12:14:03 (#5 of 1916)

The good life is out there somewhere

So stay on my arm, you little starmer

darkhorse - 30 Jun 2021 12:16:32 (#6 of 1916)

(Phil Collins in monochrome close up)

Now I can't see you Starmer

But I know you're always there!

You taunt, you tease me Starmer

But I never, never, never, can keep away

Tomnoddy - 30 Jun 2021 11:19:57 (#7 of 1916)

Back to Johnson and his dash for growth. The last time we had a Tory government of that stripe was Heath's 1970-4 government, with Anthony Barber in the Chancellorship. That didn't end well financially.

Shadrack22 - 30 Jun 2021 12:37:35 (#8 of 1916)

YouGov poll of Labour members for Sky News finds 69% would prefer Burnham in charge.

65% of members believe Labour is going to lose the next general election, with only 21% thinking they will win.

In the event of a leadership election, Labour members would vote for Yvette Cooper: 35%, Lisa Nandy: 13%, Angela Rayner: 12%, Rebecca Long-Bailey: 11%, Richard Burgon: 6%.

Tomnoddy - 30 Jun 2021 11:39:51 (#9 of 1916)

Safely home to mummy, cos there's nothing to fear, as the police used to sing on our school's regular road safety visits.

Arjuna - 30 Jun 2021 12:40:16 (#10 of 1916)

Andy Burnham was pretty shite when he did run

Tomnoddy - 30 Jun 2021 11:41:23 (#11 of 1916)

People do grow and change through life, though.

breakfast - 30 Jun 2021 12:43:01 (#12 of 1916)

There is a dearth of leadership material in the Labour Party. It shouldn’t matter so much but it does. Plenty of good enough potential cabinet ministers though.

thisonehasalittlehat - 30 Jun 2021 12:45:50 (#13 of 1916)

And in the tory party if we're honest. But it was ever thus. If you look at natural leaders of the tory party since the 1970s it's thatcher and cameron. In labour it's Wilson and Blair. That's about it really. The others have all been shit on umbrellas.

dottie30 - 30 Jun 2021 12:46:03 (#14 of 1916)

In the event of a leadership election, Labour members would vote for Yvette Cooper: 35%, Lisa Nandy: 13%, Angela Rayner: 12%, Rebecca Long-Bailey: 11%, Richard Burgon: 6%.

So, it would appear that the likeliest Starmer replacement wouldn't make certain people on here happy. In fact, it would probably make them even more angry.

breakfast - 30 Jun 2021 12:47:19 (#15 of 1916)

I don’t particularly like Burnham but I think he would probably be best now as he trained himself up being King o’ Manchester.

I know he’s not an MP though.

Shadrack22 - 30 Jun 2021 12:49:45 (#16 of 1916)

Not a serious man.

Jacob_Richter - 30 Jun 2021 12:50:56 (#17 of 1916)

Seven in 10 Labour members believe Andy Burnham would make a better leader of the Labour Party than Sir Keir Starmer, according to an exclusive poll for Sky News.


Grim findings for Sir Keir include 4 in 10 Labour members wanting him to stand down if he loses tomorrow's by-election in West Yorkshire.

solomongursky - 30 Jun 2021 12:51:46 (#18 of 1916)

Weakest PMQ performance for a while apparently. Starmer made Johnson look glib and callous.

Jacob_Richter - 30 Jun 2021 12:53:37 (#19 of 1916)


FrankieTeardrop - 30 Jun 2021 12:54:36 (#20 of 1916)

Johnson did that all by himself

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