Chuka Umunna rules out serving in Corbyn's shadow cabinet

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Sep 12, 2015.

  1. editor

    editor hiraethified

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  2. Tony_LeaS

    Tony_LeaS Well-Known Member

    Fuck me at this rate the right side of Labour will end up splitting off and becoming something completely different.
  3. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    They don't get it yet, clearly. You don't get to set 'conditions', Ms Powell. He has the backing of the majority of your party - if anything it's the other way around.

    They still think they're running things...
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  4. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    Nobody will follow them, though. :D
  5. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    What a loss to the nation
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  6. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    Give them time. It's been quite traumatic for the poor dears.

    But but but, we run things. WE DO!!! Tony said so.
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  7. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat Santa is an evilous man

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  8. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    If the position was right? How far right?
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  9. S☼I

    S☼I campestral seneschal

  10. Quartz

    Quartz Eclectic contrarian plebeian

    I'm sure he'll triangulate his position soon enough. He's a politician, after all.
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  11. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    Does this mean Labor will campaign for "out" in the EU vote? That'd make me sad.
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  12. kittyP

    kittyP schmeeer

    Well they may but that doesn't mean that a split will be a bad thing for the rest.
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  13. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    A new party that can form an alliance with the lib-dems? Then maybe merge with them after a wee while... The demlibdemdems?
  14. leanderman

    leanderman Street Party: July 2

    I believe Corbyn has not backed 'in' but that does not mean he wants 'out'.
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  15. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member


    Oh... that's taken already
  16. madolesance

    madolesance Well-Known Member

    Labour/ SNP- a tricky proposition.
  17. Tricky Skills

    Tricky Skills Well-Known Member

    Chuka's transformation from the left of centre Compass candidate to a Tory in all but name, is almost on par with the change within the Labour party itself over the past few weeks.

    It seems incredible now that the Left of the Streatham CLP back in 2008 saw Chuka as the alternative against Steve Reed (remember him?)

    Reed himself would no doubt feel more comfortable under Cameron than Corbyn, But boy - Chuka has now managed to position himself to the right of Reed.

    I really wish the Progress lot in Lambeth would just do the decent thing and admit that they no longer hold Labour values and go it alone. The Cabinet has at least five Progress members.

    Remember what Comrade Kinnock said about a "party within a party?"
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  18. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Seagull + Chips = Happy Seagull

    And sadly she's my MP. I've met her and I wasn't impressed - she seemed out of her depth.
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  19. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

  20. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Reader comment:
    That's about right.
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  21. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    Where does the stuff in the quote marks come from? I can't see anything about umuna making such a challenge (indeed, wasn't he hinting last week that he'd stay in the cabinet if asked?)
  22. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    He seems determined to make as big a prick out of himself as he possibly can. Running for leader. Not running for leader. Won't work with Corbyn. Let's all get behind Corbyn. I'm resigning. You're going to have to sack me. He's surely lost whatever credibility he ever had even with the cockwombles on the right of the party. Anyway, I hope Corbyn does sack the rancid fucking wankstain.
  23. FiFi

    FiFi Hot Cross Bunny

    Now now,don't be coy,tell us what you really think. :D
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  24. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    Where has he said he'll resign? In the story in the OP, it just says he's expected to.

    A lot of what's going on ATM is just media stirring. No need to do their work for them.
  25. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    I think he is just trying to squeeze out a few more hours of being able to claim shadow cabinet expenses.

    Raiding the stationery cabinet etc.
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  26. andysays

    andysays Defiantly non-premium member

    Agreed. I realise that for many of you he's your local MP, but can't quite see why you need to focus on him and his apparent craving for attention.

    Maybe a better thread title in the Brixton forum would be something like
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  27. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Talking of which has anyone seen a copy of the commemorative Corbyn Morning Star?
    None of the shops between Tesco Acre Lane and Co-op Loughborough Junction have it.
    Maybe only circulated in Brighton for the Trade Union Congress?
  28. red & green

    red & green Well-Known Member

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  29. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    I'd imagine if Umuna wants to stay in the shadow cabinet he probably can.
  30. superfly101

    superfly101 Well-Known Member

    Chucka seen attending meeting earlier


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