Rotherham By-Election – The Pivotal Moment?

The unacceptable face of Rotherham labour politics showed itself for what it is, as a result of their own botched selection. This resulted, not in a candidate of undoubted ability and track record such as Richard Burgon, but a complete unknown, with a decidedly dodgy labour pedigree.

What looked like a clever move by Tom Watson and labour’s NEC on Monday, turned into a disaster on the Tuesday night. Where is Tom Watson? Disappeared just like Tom Wrigglesworth?

Labour’s selection meeting turned into farce when, frustrated that their outrageous behaviour at the meeting went unrewarded, walked out! This was ight in front of Len Tingle and the BBC’s cameras, showing the whole country labour’s disarray!

Those whose behaviour before, during the selection meeting and subsequently, that has been simply outrageous, must be properly held to account. Many labour members and others simply can’t understand why Akhtar and others, have not been suspended from labour already? Just how much disrepute must one person cause before the party disciplines them?

Should labour lose on Thursday, which now seems more than likely, this will have been the pivotal moment, when they lost it!

19 thoughts on “Rotherham By-Election – The Pivotal Moment?

  1. Expectation of decent standards of behaviour from Rotherham Scum Labour is wholly misguided – what was exposed to the public in that debacle is simply par for the course.

    “Should Labour lose on Thursday” ????, don’t be dozy, if a red rosette was pinned to the chest of an Adolf Hitler look-a-like candidate in Rotherham, he’d be in with the usual majority.

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    • “Should Labour lose on Thursday” ????, don’t be dozy, if a red rosette was pinned to the chest of an Adolf Hitler look-a-like candidate in Rotherham, he’d be in with the usual majority.

      absolutly – been saying this for ages

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  2. I’m puzzled. AS a non-Rotherham resident could someone explain to me why this town’s people, having until recently been represented by a thumping crook who diddled his exes at YOUR expense; and whose party has chosen, against the wishes of the vast majority of those at her selection meeting, a parachuted-in outsider who is a member of the same sinister group as Joyce Thacker who has dragged your town through the mud while pocketing her six figure salary; why are you about to vote for the same corrupt shower that is the Labour party yet again?

    Are you just terminally stupid, or do you enjoy being shat on from a great height, or what?

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    • I’m puzzled. AS a non-Rotherham resident could someone explain to me why this town’s people, having until recently been represented by a thumping crook who diddled his exes at YOUR expense; and whose party has chosen, against the wishes of the vast majority of those at her selection meeting, a parachuted-in outsider who is a member of the same sinister group as Joyce Thacker who has dragged your town through the mud while pocketing her six figure salary; why are you about to vote for the same corrupt shower that is the Labour party yet again?

      Because its a red rosette, the vast majority are not engaged and its how they have been brought up….labour, labour, labour….even if they aren’t local and bussed in they still wear the red rosette…

      Are you just terminally stupid,
      Yes probably a lot are
      or do you enjoy being shat on from a great height, or what?
      yes probably a lot do….or refer to your comment above…

      me? like you i can’t explain it……

      but i can guess the outcome on Thursday but will willingly eat my hat and be chastised on here if i’m wrong……if i am wrong it could indeed be a turning point….

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  3. Oh dear! Kevin Barron seems to have abandoned his personal choice and thrown her to the wolves!
    Why aren’t Rotherham Labour members working for Sarah? We don’t want her, that’s why!

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    • Our kev as turned the colour blue,they av done what they av wanted far to long living off of the back of a miners strike 28 years ago,thats were most of rotherham labour party votes av come from,rightly so then but i think he as used thid for HIS own greed.It has taken a long time for the public to wake up to the rotherham scum that is RMBC and ROTHERHAM LABOUR PARTY but looks like that may av changed.There is only one place left for this SCUM and that is the SEWER.

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  4. It just needs 1 card to fall for the whole rotten house of cards to collapse. Come on Rotherham vote labour out and give the town a clean start.

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    • You beat me to it ,there all in together ,one of them gets shown the door and like you say ,the whole rotten house of cards will collapse,no matter what the result is it is now time to dig deeper and keep digging unearth this mess that is RMBC.Like a bad apple there ROTTEN thru to the CORE.

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  5. Its understood police have been inundated with complaints from rotherham residents.

    Its alleged that elderly residents and fsmilies have been disturbed at night with a woman with red rosette.

    She has been accompanied by a posse of suits with weird accents.

    Locals are incensed. Comments included
    We scared at night and dont need them disturbing us.

    They only want our vote.

    No principles
    We watching east enders
    She could’t be bothered to do radio show. She was like a shitting dog

    Sod off back to china town

    Other comments canT be repested before the water shed

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  6. Healey and Barron helped dump this political illiterate on us with her toothy grin.

    They can go and creep for votes. Conning the public again will not come hard.

    Then hold her hand in big city if voters swallow your crap.

    What is the trainee rate for her Minimum wage?

    With her wealth. She could pay voters.

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  7. I really don’t like some of the comments coming from just one or two of the newly arrived commenters on this excellent blog. There seems to be a concerted attempt to label Ms Champion as “rich”. But no evidence for this is ever provided.
    Without real and substantiated evidence, I have to doubt that there is any truth in such allegations.

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    • Interesting she has not denied her affluent.status
      Too late after tomorrow. The voters will av been mislead. It will then smell like flatuance
      So what is the truth labour spin doctors?

      Very brief biography. Wonder why?
      I can smelll a rat

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  8. I felt disillusioned by Labour and really empowered by Respect; I joined Bradford Spring and got Gorgeous George.

    Now I hope Labour got the message and will send us a breathing candidate we can vote for next time. Unfortunately, reading your comments, seems they’ve still not learnt the lesson.

    Unfortunately, now we’re stuck with Galloway and the increasingly mis-named Respect http://jatkinson1977.wordpress.com/2012/11/27/dear-rotherham-croydon-do-you-want-some-respect/

    Excellent blog, BTW – really need something similar in Bradford.

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  9. As a resident within Rotherham Borough I can tell you why Labour still gets votes from people who proclaim they ‘have no interest in politics’ The Labour vote comes from the Low Information
    Majority. They know all about the the comings and goings of whatever dross TV shows they watch but know naff all about the economy/EU/politics in general. Labour controlled RMBC has succeeded in populating the area with Compliant Drones who vote Labour because ‘Grandad and me Dad always voted for them’ ie:The ‘Tribal’ vote. A lot of voters may be dissatisfied and/or disgusted by the actions of the current Labour council but, once they’re inside the voting booth tradition and compliance takes over. You will be amazed at the number of women in Rotherham who vote for a particular party because their husband’s have told them who to vote for!
    You think you’ve got it tough? Try living in this borough!
    Frau Direktor Thacker, Head of the New Stasi Party is also a Common Purpose ‘Graduate’ and has never,ever lived among Low Income groups nor ever had a job that exposed her to the daily struggles that many households face.
    I have prepared a letter to be sent to the District Auditor if RMBC attempt to pay this cretinous woman a sum of money exceeding 1 years salary when she is sacked. Hopefully this episode will remain a blot on her CV.

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