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Clive Lewis resigns as shadow business secretary. watch

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    "When I became the MP for Norwich South, I promised my constituents I would be ‘Norwich’s voice in Westminster, not Westminster’s voice in Norwich’. I therefore cannot, in all good conscience, vote for something I believe will ultimately harm the city I have the honour to represent, love and call home.
    It is therefore with a heavy heart that I have decided to resign from the shadow cabinet.
    It has been a privilege to work with Jeremy Corbyn and be part of the shadow cabinet. I will continue to support our party and our leader from the back benches to the very best of my ability."

    "Given what Clive Lewis said last month, both before Labour decided to impose a three-line whip on the article 50 bill and after that, when he announced the conditions that would attach to his decision to vote for article 50 at second reading, and given the fact that none of Labour’s amendments have been accepted, his decision is not that surprising"

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics...-politics-live
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    Gisela Stuart, the Labour MP who chaired Vote Leave, said: “This bill has passed with significant majorities unamended which is a clear signal to the House of Lords that they should do the same.”

    Oh lord.

    These lot are about as good as a chocolate fireguard. :facepalm:

    It's not like there are working rights and other things that should concern a representative of the working class here. Just give the Tories a free pass why don't you.
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    Game over for Jezza?
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    Absolute shambles.

    I bet they'll offer it to whoever wins a by election (if)
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    How long before the media start saying "future potential leader, Clive Lewis...."

    Yes....

    You know how it is that when people rise to the top, their past comments start getting brought up by the media?

    Like Corbyn said something about talking to friends in Hezbollah and McDonnell praised the IRA.

    Well when Clive Lewis becomes leader, there's a great quote to dig up from his past:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2...gland-32337400
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    (Original post by MagicNMedicine)
    How long before the media start saying "future potential leader, Clive Lewis...."

    Yes....

    You know how it is that when people rise to the top, their past comments start getting brought up by the media?

    Like Corbyn said something about talking to friends in Hezbollah and McDonnell praised the IRA.

    Well when Clive Lewis becomes leader, there's a great quote to dig up from his past:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2...gland-32337400
    But David Cameron ****ed a pig :indiff:
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    Why's this news? He defied a three line whip, he HAD to resign or be sacked by all Westminster conventions in the (unwritten) book.

    Corbyn inflicted this on himself by imposing such a whip in the first place.
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    (Original post by Connor27)
    Why's this news? He defied a three line whip, he HAD to resign or be sacked by all Westminster conventions in the (unwritten) book.

    Corbyn inflicted this on himself by imposing such a whip in the first place.
    Agreed lol definitely wasn't a surprise

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    It was not too long ago this confused nitwit was supporting Jeremy Corbyn in the leadership elections. Mind, it is pitiful to see the Corbyn mob reside to a state of hibernation in the wake of his abysmal leadership in all conceivable forms. The UK has no effective opposition.
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    (Original post by MagicNMedicine)
    How long before the media start saying "future potential leader, Clive Lewis...."

    Yes....

    You know how it is that when people rise to the top, their past comments start getting brought up by the media?

    Like Corbyn said something about talking to friends in Hezbollah and McDonnell praised the IRA.

    Well when Clive Lewis becomes leader, there's a great quote to dig up from his past:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2...gland-32337400
    Most people would just laugh this off, it's hardly in the same league as praising Hamas for their "contribution to peace and social justice"(Jezza's words on video before anyone screams about some conspiracy against him).
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    (Original post by JamesN88)
    Most people would just laugh this off, it's hardly in the same league as praising Hamas for their "contribution to peace and social justice"(Jezza's words on video before anyone screams about some conspiracy against him).
    It doesn't help him build the image of being a credible Prime Minister though.

    What Labour need is someone who people can imagine as being credible in No.10? Do you think they will see that in Clive Lewis? Do you think making jokes about goat sex helps?

    I'm sure if he becomes leader and this is brought up, the pious right-wing media will condemn him for it and most people will just laugh it off and say it's not a big deal, but they will see him as a bit of a joker, not a credible statesman. These things matter, like Ed Miliband and his bacon sandwich or going back further, Neil Kinnock falling over on a beach in front of the cameras.
 
 
 
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