- Sunday 15th December 2019, 5:36pm [Edited]
- 3,394 posts
In the absence of a man with charisma to match that of the newly-elected Tony Blair, I think the Labour Party should be looking very seriously for a woman leader - for we are most certainly living in the age of the woman.
The snag is that the British public wants a Prime Minister who looks, sounds and acts like a Prime Minister: they do not want a Prime Minister who looks, sounds and acts like somebody who appears better suited to pulling pints at the Rover's Return.
In particular, they don't want a Prime Minister who they feel is ever in danger of beginning her next sentence with "Ee, by gum!".
All of which preamble brings me to the only credible woman candidate - Yvette Cooper.
If any of the other women candidates is elected leader of the Labour Party, that will be proof positive that the Labour Party are content to remain in opposition until kingdom come.
PS. As mentioned on another thread, Corals dramatically reduced Yvette's odds from 10/1 to 5/1 just before noon yesterday. That was clearly some sort of glitch because today at about 10:30 AM, her odds went back to 10/1.