Saturday, March 15, 2008

Streatham Labour selection

It seems that the Labour Party selection has now occurred for my constituency of Streatham. As you will recall, the deeply illiberal Keith Hill MP is stepping down from his seat (meaning that I did, indeed, make an "idle threat").

The winner was Chuka Umunna, which will, no doubt please Jon Worth, who built Chuka's website.

Obviously, I still hope that Chuka doesn't actually win the seat, which was Tory-held from its creation in 1918 until the general election of 1992.

Whilst I am sure that Chuka is a lovely chap, Labour are the fucking pits and anyone who votes for them is an utter moron. I just wish that the Tories were looking significantly better...

10 comments:

Rory Meakin said...

Chuka looks very, um, modern. Very modern name, too...

Anonymous said...

I dunno how much better the Tories are, but I know they can't be any fucking worse than Labour.

They certainly can't be more venal or corrupt and they can't have a greater contempt for our liberties and culture.

Anonymous said...

Interesting that this morning's Sunday Times poll (details at politicalbetting.com) shows the Tory lead extended in London and strongest among the over 55s (those most likely to vote).

Little Black Sambo said...

"Chuka is a lovely chap" - he can't possibly be anything of the kind. Away with him!

Anonymous said...

I was looking today at a politics essay from the early 70s when my tutor was the same (Trevor) Keith Hill. Lefty though he was, he was a nice guy in those days and I always found him fair.

FDrom what has been said, recently, I can only excuse him by thinking his mind must have been warped by working some 10 years for Blair and then for Gordon.

Mark Wadsworth said...

Chukka is a nasty piece of work.

Budgie said...

Cameron made one pledge - to leave the EPP. He bottled it.

With Lisbon, the holiday camp at Westminster is a sideshow. The Tories are as affected by this as Liebore and the Libdums. Even if they are slightly better at organising the proverbial piss-up. (Overseen by our kind masters in Brussels of course).

Jon Worth said...

Suppose I should comment as you linked to me... :-)

I am indeed happy that Chuka has been selected. Unlike some of the politicians I do website work for he has actually taken to using the web for politics himself, which is good.

Beyond that I am happy he's been selected as he's an intelligent and communicative person - badly needed in the Labour Party that lacks people like that...

Anonymous said...

He will probably lose - but to the Lib Dems and not to whatever little wankstain the Tories put up. It used to be a Tory seat in the days of old perve Shrunken Glandys but they are a distant third now.

Streatham Online said...

Our main concern (at the moment) is whether Streatham is really ready for yet another 'Great Thinker' ; especially at this particular time.




What Streatham ultimately needs right now is an 'Action Man' who can urgently restore it to it's Former (Socio-Economic) Glory.




The other Streatham Candidate (Rahoul Bhansali) may (indeed) not necessarily be as flashy as Chuka Umunna ; but at least Rahoul does seem to be quite satisfied with the notion of comprehensively concentrating on Streatham's Fundamental Needs - rather than simply using Downtrodden Streathamites as a Formidable Launchpad for Higher Political Office (elsewhere).