My hubby picked up on the Lucy Powell one. And I answered, ‘But she is not in the Shadow Cabinet, so her input is not important’. I think the majority of really politically aware Brits do know that it is Angela Rayner who matters. I have to say that I have learned more about Labour education policy since July 16 than from September 15 until July 16. But I am not surprised. Lack of support for Jeremy was noticeable and deeply embarrassing long before the coup. I had to take the fight to the Tories a month ago when it was clear that Grammar Schools were to be reintroduced and that it was about maintaining class and not improving social mobility.
I guess the coup’ers are worried about this exciting new Shadow Cabinet. What can I say but: animated, keen, believable, caring. This is what I had been expecting since last September but it never happened until the mass resignations. Having spent several months on FB, I was well aware of this new bunch of hightly animated youngish MPs waiting in the wings to take over. They have already proved their Labour credentials.
Keep it up.