Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Quote Of The Day.

Martin Kettle writes about Labour's potential candidates for London mayor in 2012:
If Labour is to have a hope of ousting Johnson, it is going to need a big name. Ideally it would like someone with the politics of Polly Toynbee and the public profile of Jeremy Clarkson. That's why, in the absence of a politician, I wouldn't be surprised if some of the following names were floated in Labour circles over the coming months - Ross Kemp, Arsene Wenger, Ian Blair, Alistair Campbell, Andrew Marr, Cherie Booth, Shami Chakrabarti. Other suggestions welcome.
Labour are doomed.

Update: In the comments 'Killing Time' comes up with:
Diane Abbott would do it for me. Principled, cool and foxy too.


Lil Jimmy said...

Ian Blair? Fine chap. Fine chap. 7/7 victims will love him.

Ross said...

Yes as will the De Menezes family.

John M Ward said...

Especially after Gordon B, the name 'Blair' will no doubt conjure up fond memories among much of the Labour root-and-branch membership...

I have heard that Stephen Fry is also being looked at as a potential recruit for Labour, though not necessarily for the London Mayoralty.

Ross said...

Stephen Fry is more likable than most Labour luvvies.