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Old Jan 16th 2020, 7:39 am
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So, the leadership race is well underway and it appears there are some front runners after the first round.

Anyone paying attention to it?
I am on the basis I think we need really good opposition at the moment. We can't go through another period of someone like Corbyn being across the room.

Anyone got any faves?
Personally I quite like Sir Keir...he's the kind of champagne socialist / centrist that would appeal to a lot of people potentially.
Long-Bailey appears to be the favourite though, I don't know much about her to be honest but worry she's a Corbynista.

Bookies:
Keir is odds on, L-B is 2/1
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The sacrificial victim, eh? I'm all for Long-Bailey. Helps keep them irrelevant for a while.
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A double-barrelled name in charge ?
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Long-Bailey should walk it, so tight is Momentum's grip on the party.
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Der Starmer won’t be winning an election anytime soon but he would be the only candidate who could provide a credible opposition. I like Nandy as well but she has no hope of winning.
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Helps keep them irrelevant for a while.
I can see them splitting apart: Lansman to take the hard core further left into perpetual opposition, and moderates struggling to stay more relevant than Change UK did. Cue 20 years-plus of Conservative government.
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Rebecca Wrong-Daily
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If i was a labour member id vote for Lisa Nandy. Alas they wont and will be confined to piss poor opposition for the next 10 years , they must carry on the good deeds of the Magical Grandfather
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Not sure about South of The Tweed. Where we are, in Scotland, Labour is a dead duck. Very few Labour MPs or MSPs and the Party has no credibility.
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