The Pleasure and Pain of Leadership for Labour

I think the Labour party are in a difficult place right now. Especially when you look at the list of MPs and wonder who can chukkastand their ground in Parliament against the Prime Minister.  When I see Chukka Umunna in the running I have to smile to myself as personally I think he is too young and inexperienced for the post right now. He will be in a better position in 5 years time when he can fight it out in the next general election with David Miliband in being leader of the Party.

One would tAndy Burnhamhink Keith Vaz the Labour stalwart would be front and centre for the new leadership role but as politics goes his 2001 issue would come to the fore once again so he is out of the running.   Whoever is elected new leader of the Labour Party will be cannon fodder for the Prime Minister who has years of experience of dealing with PMQs.  Labour needs a new team in a time when the Conservatives are a well-oiled machine. If anything, the next 5 years may be a bit easier for the Tories as they are free from their shackles with the Liberal Democrat coalition government.

Yvette Cooper is an interesting choice for leadership. She has the experience and Ed Balls is her husband. Personally if he had kepYvette-Cooper-at-Labour-conference-Manchester-2014t his seat he would have been leader in my opinion. I think it will be between her and Andy Burnham although I think Diane Abbot should try again. Andy Burnham and Diane Abbott are the only two Labour hopefuls left after the 2010 Labour leadership election.  Whoever the leader is, they will need to create a strong unit. This is quite difficult at the moment as everyone points fingers and gives there opinion why things did not go Labours way in the latest elections. They will need to bin their election manifesto and have a complete rethink looking at Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and putting together something thDiane-Abbottat will unite a nation behind them into believing that they are the leadership for them.  It will be hard work but nothing like putting together three 5 year plans and taking the country forward into 2030.

The new team could be the new young leaders of tomorrow headed by Tristram Hunt with Andy Burnham and Chukka Umunna in support. Something similar to the 1997 big three New Labour team of Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and Peter Mandelson.Blair_Brown_Mand

In the meantime Team Tory is full steam ahead in trying to get the country out of deficit with the SNP acting as a dropped anchor in slowing the process down


Labour Say One Thing and Do Another – That’s The Game Called Politics

I was passing the venue on Friday of the location where this years Labour Party Conference is going to be held this year and you will never guess who is doing the security for the event!!! G4S

I think that is amazing since Ed Miliband said this not so long ago.

Ed Miliband bashing G4S

Makes me think of the ice-cream scene in the film Thank You For Smoking. 😉 Hmm maybe G4S is the Labour Party’s new chocolate!

Some PR Advice for Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband, Leader of the Opposition, comes across as Mr Bean who has decided to go into politics. I would use the term bumbling politician and am sure the Americans would call him a flip-flopper. I personally think the Labour Party is using Ed to get pounded by the Conservative Party each week while they keep well out the way. Blame Ed not us and then nearer to an election quickly replace his brother David in the role of Leader of the Opposition to go up against David Cameron. Unfortunately the Prime Minister is a PR expert so if Ed Miliband was serious about winning in politics he should employ the services of Stan Greenberg or James Carville. Looking at the current bundle of press cuttings I would suggest he watches the documentary ‘Our Brand Is Crisis’.

The truth is it is not his policies that the public don’t trust but the man himself. Leave the rhetoric behind and speak from the heart. Take a breath and relax a bit. Watching Ed Milliband in a television interview almost seems like watching a suicide bomber about to explode. He comes across as so agitated sometimes you would think he is wired up and someone has threatened to flip the switch and send some electrical volts through his body. His dark eyes also sometime come across as intense and wild like.

Tuck your chin in closer to your chest. You have a tendency to lift your chin giving the television viewers a direct view right up your nostrils. No thanks I am already trying to understand you. Is there something wrong with his very nasally voice? In all honesty more often than not I am listening to his pronunciation rather than what he is actually saying.

On TV it comes across like it is a race to get his three points across as quickly as possible. When in reality if he was calm and relaxed and only put forth one point he would be more believable.

He never smiles something David Miliband and David Cameron both do, even Tony Blair did it. Gordon Brown I couldn’t follow a speech because I would be counting how long it would until his next guppy gulp of air.

It may be worth doing a documentary on Ed Miliband so the masses can find out what kind of person he is and what makes him tick. People can’t relate to him at the moment because he is not his brother David who everyone likes or David Cameron who is the Prime Minister, family man and PR expert.