A blog by Luke Akehurst about politics, elections, and the Labour Party - With subtitles for the Hard of Left. Just for the record: all the views expressed here are entirely personal and do not necessarily represent the positions of any organisations I am a member of.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Shadow Frontbench Teams

Some great appointments, esp. from the talented new intake:



Blogger Duncan Hall said...

Agree that there are some good appointments.

Struggling with Michael Dugher on the front bench at the moment...

Might just be showing my age... He was the young upstart who managed to become Labour Student Vice-Chair despite everybody anybody asked having voted for the other guy...

10:07 pm, October 10, 2010

Blogger Merseymike said...

Good selection of people from a range of places in the party. Interesting to see Diane Abbott speaking on public health - I think she could do that very well

11:44 pm, October 10, 2010

Anonymous Andrea said...

Wooolas, why again?!

9:34 am, October 11, 2010

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well last time Diane spoke about public health it was to complain that blonde, blue-eyed finnish nurses wouldn't understand the needs of black people, or some such thing.

Sadly, I'm not expecting anything amazing from Diane. She always seems so out of her depth once the conversation gets technical.

I would be embarassed if aftr 23 years of being a high-profile MP, my colleagues won't even vote for me to be in the shadow cabinet and I am given a junior ministerial post by a leader who was still at school when I became an MP.

10:07 am, October 11, 2010

Blogger Jimmy said...

Is there anywhere I could find a more detailed breakdown of junior shadow responsibilities?

5:50 pm, October 11, 2010

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agree about Diane and her king sized chip. Far too quick to play the race card and has never actually grasped the notion that the best way towards equality is to treat everyone the same, including blonde, blue eyed Finnish nurses, and stop mentioning skin colour or ethnic origin.

Mind you, she has used the black boys are not given a proper education excuse, to justify her very un-left wing decision to educate her offspring privately.

Best left following her media career with Portillo where she can't do much harm.

6:59 pm, October 11, 2010

Blogger Luke Akehurst said...


it doesn't exist yet as some of the shadow teams are meeting at the moment to determine responsibilities.

8:32 pm, October 11, 2010

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Luke?! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1319636/BBCs-Andrew-Marr-brands-amateur-hacks-seedy-single-drunk.html

10:58 pm, October 11, 2010

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just when everyone had thought that the race inciting Woolas had been confined to history,Red Ed resurrects his career,you couldn't make it up.

12:26 am, October 12, 2010


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