I was pleased to read yesterday that John McDonnell will be the challenger from the left of the Labour Party, facing Gordon Brown. John has conducted his campaign with a solid and gentlemanly approach, far different to Michael Meacher who always just struck me as a bit of a prat. I don’t thinkÃ‚ McDonnell has a hope of winning and I for sure will not vote for him in the leadership contest, but as argued in this BBC piece, I think that a contest could well be a healthy thing – Labour needs some debate about ideas and its direction and a leadership contest could well assist with that.
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So the UK is going to use £1billion aircraft carriers to run over the fishing trawlers of NATO allies? https://twitter.com/SirSocks/status/1263382896284499968
This is a harbinger of things to come. We must be prepared for some very rough exchanges with the French navy and trawlermen in 2021. Are we ready? Is there a plan? Are there rules of engagement? https://twitter.com/isabeloakeshott/status/1263144034341658624
Very pleased to have interviewed two members of the German cabinet in the past 15 days. Sad though that it’s just over 8 weeks since a member of the British cabinet appeared on Newsnight.