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tavyred

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You’d think after the murder of an MP, the deputy leader of the Labour Party would be front and centre.
Strange that. 🤷‍♂️
 

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You’d think after the murder of an MP, the deputy leader of the Labour Party would be front and centre.
Strange that. 🤷‍♂️
Why? I'm assuming she didn't know him that well, Starmer has made a statement on behalf of the party, she's tweeted her condolences, I'm not sure what else you're expecting? I know you dearly miss her, and I'm sure if she were "front and centre" you'd be criticising her for taking advantage of the situation, but this time is generally reserved for heartfelt tributes from those closest to the deceased.
 

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They'll never be happy. Unless it's bad news when they'll squeal with delight before going down the "I told you so" route.
Au contraire, I'm delighted to see some half decent investment in various environmentally friendly schemes.

Although I'm sure you'll join me in being disappointed that none of the 9.7 billion is firmly committed to the North, with the bulk of our (6 billion) going to East Anglia, and another 1.5 billion creating 14,000 jobs in London, the South East, and the Midlands.
 

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Why? I'm assuming she didn't know him that well, Starmer has made a statement on behalf of the party, she's tweeted her condolences, I'm not sure what else you're expecting? I know you dearly miss her, and I'm sure if she were "front and centre" you'd be criticising her for taking advantage of the situation, but this time is generally reserved for heartfelt tributes from those closest to the deceased.
Has she tweeted her condolences?
 

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Meanwhile...
Reportedly increasing tension being reported between Johnson and Sunak in the run up to the budget.

One a populist (and, for some reason, popular) vote winner.
The other a somewhat dour financial pragmatist.
But both with huge ambition for the top job.

Blair and Brown (2020's remix)? Might take a little while yet, but I'm still keeping the popcorn handy in anticipation!
 

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As regards Angela Rayner I am hoping she takes on board what Sir Lindsay Hoyle had to say about a need for greater kindness in politics.

I always thought of Sir David Amess as a very partisan Tory. See election night declarations in Basildon. The tributes from across the political spectrum paint a rather different picture. He combined his passion for his policies and causes with great courtesy and civility.
 
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