June 10, 2010

Diane Julie Abbott — candidate

Filed under: just whinging,politics,the bleedin' obvious — anne thrope (miss) @ 11:50 am

so, in an amazing, last minute turn-up, diane abbott makes the list of labour-leadership candidates by the skin of her teeth.

the shy, retiring late-night political pundite having earlier received the backing of stand-in leader harriet harperson garnered more vital votes previously pledged to her only left-leaning opponent when he withdrew from the race.

charmingly, she also received the vote of front-running opponent david miliband, of the well-known duo ‘edband’. condescending? lui? he might as well have stabbed her in the eye with a fork.

of course the chances of an abbott victory are vanishingly small but her presence at the debates over the next three months (god help us) might at least introduce the few remaining blairites to some of the basics of socialism. or not 😉

at least she’ll add a touch of much-needed colour (none intended obv) to this otherwise bland line-up of westminster careerists and maybe give us a giggle or two along the way at their expense.

and in the event of her (certain) failure she has at least the comfort of her career as a concert pianist to fall back on.

middle ‘c’ anyone?