Angela Rayner sacked [shock]

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Youarecountingonme Sat 08-May-21 20:06:20

So Keir Starmer chooses the one shining light in the labour party. A single mother at sixteen, the most inspiring story to come out of the Labour party. Anyone that has listened to Angela about her struggles to obtain a degree and to better herself. Starmer chooses her as the whipping girl for his failures and has sacked her as co-ordinator. He can't remove her as deputy, but how much longer is that position tenable?
I am genuinely shocked and horrified. The failures of the labour party on are on HIM. He should be resigning.

Absolutely livid. What has the Labour party come to.

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Youarecountingonme Sat 08-May-21 20:07:37

Is this Starmer's way of appealing to women? Insulting.

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cardibach Sat 08-May-21 20:10:34

Bit overdramatic Op.
I don’t thin’ anyone should have been sacked. These are weird times and it’s silly to overreact - and your response is as much of an overreaction as sacking Rayner. I don’t see her as a shining light, mind you. I’m not a fan, though her achievements are obviously impressive.

PlanDeRaccordement Sat 08-May-21 20:11:53

But she was only sacked from being the campaign coordinator? So it was literally her job to run the campaign and apparently she did a terrible job in Hartlepool?
The fact she was a teen mother and has an inspiring story doesn’t make her good at her job or give her the right to stay in a job she cannot actually do.

Youarecountingonme Sat 08-May-21 20:13:12

So you don't think Starmer should be taking responsibility for what has happened?

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RedMarauder Sat 08-May-21 20:13:12

Such a leading light she can't control her mouth -https://metro.co.uk/2020/10/22/fuming-tory-mp-blasts-did-you-just-call-me-scum-at-angela-rayner-13462605/

She's a liability.

Youarecountingonme Sat 08-May-21 20:14:25

Of all the people in the Labour Party, I had the highest hopes for her, she seems to be the only genuine person there from a background similar to mine. I could identify with her at the very least.

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Youarecountingonme Sat 08-May-21 20:15:11

Starmer is seeking to deflect, and it is very sad to see. Pathetic.

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Pumperthepumper Sat 08-May-21 20:15:58

I think it’s fair enough. Losing Hartlepool is fucking appalling, it’s about time the Labour Party was held to account, and I voted for them.

Tealightsandd Sat 08-May-21 20:19:25

Her campaign tactic seemed to consist of calling people "Tory scum". Not very constructive. Perhaps Keir is looking for a less divisive approach going forwards.

PlanDeRaccordement Sat 08-May-21 20:22:18

Youarecountingonme

So you don't think Starmer should be taking responsibility for what has happened?

Yes, but he is? As party leader, if your campaign coordinator can’t campaign her way out of a paper bag, you sack them and appoint a new campaign coordinator.

itsgettingwierd Sat 08-May-21 20:41:51

He sacked the campaign cordinator for failing to co ordinate a decent campaign.

The manager of Tesco's doesn't quit because he employed someone to work on a till who fails to be able to do their job properly or steals money from it or whatever!

Personally I think they need to make more use of Johnathan Ashworth. He seems the most normal and switched on one of them all!

sst1234 Sat 08-May-21 20:44:44

You really need to raise your standards if find her inspiring. She is like an X Factor contestant who can’t sing but never fails to mention that she was teenage mum. Her personality, and demeanor reeks of contempt for others that she doesn’t agree with. And her support for the far left including Corbyn means she is a real turn off for labour supporters.

WhatAWasteOfOranges Sat 08-May-21 20:45:24

They can’t blame Jeremy Corbyn anymore so someone else had to go

AnneLovesGilbert Sat 08-May-21 20:50:25

She’s intensely irritating to a lot of people and she’s done a shit job of the campaign. She deserves to be out of a job running campaigns.

You might find her inspiring but maybe you should pay more attention to how she behaves and what she says rather than her background, appearance or accent.

He’s fucked up too but clearing house is one way of him facing up to that.

Serenschintte Sat 08-May-21 20:51:46

Angela, is that you?

dapsnotplimsolls Sat 08-May-21 20:53:45

Speculation that she'll get a cabinet post in a re-shuffle.

SunsetBeetch Sat 08-May-21 20:56:52

She's an idiot. This was a good move.

SunsetBeetch Sat 08-May-21 20:57:48

Serenschintte

Angela, is that you?

I was thinking Owen Jones.

EwwSprouts Sat 08-May-21 20:58:38

Have you seen the colour of the political map today?

Tealightsandd Sat 08-May-21 20:58:55

You might find her inspiring but maybe you should pay more attention to how she behaves and what she says rather than her background, appearance or accent

This.

One of the biggest problems with politics today is the focus on someone's accent or regional background or something equally superficial instead of actual policies. Perhaps a deliberate distraction to disguise how shit they and their policies actually are. It's an issue across parliament, but Labour in particular are fond of this tactic.

People don't want or need patronising division or identity politics. They want and need positive and constructive policies.

Moonstone1234 Sat 08-May-21 21:00:55

So she messes up one of the most important by elections and bangs on about being a parent so young. Does she really think that will inspire people. Maybe they think she is someone desperately out of her depth.

GreenClock Sat 08-May-21 21:01:01

She did a poor job and was dismissed. It’s fair enough.

MapleMay11 Sat 08-May-21 21:03:33

The woman is vile and her behaviour is appalling. There's nothing inspirational about her and it's astonishing that she was chosen to be the deputy leader of the Labour party. She performed woefully so it's right she was removed from the role immediately.

sst1234 Sat 08-May-21 21:03:33

Moonstone1234

So she messes up one of the most important by elections and bangs on about being a parent so young. Does she really think that will inspire people. Maybe they think she is someone desperately out of her depth.

No way! Did she put on her babymama routine again after this disaster? So predictable and pathetic. Women like her actually do a disservice to feminism.

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