Thursday, July 05, 2007

Rupa Huq on Ealing Southall: Gives Watson a Hat Tip for NOT Giving Her a Hat Tip, How Queer



So, surprise surprise, Ealing Southall CLP select a certain Cllr Virendra Sharma. Not a woman. Certainly not a visible turbaned Sikh. Tales of the unexpected took a new twist.

Those with a long game will be rather satisfied. At least twas not the young guy with 40 years in him.

As the Rt Hon Sir Gerald "Curly" Kaufman says about the young rivals (pictured in link) that constantly guard him against tumbling in front of a speedy bus: “Ahhhh, yes, so-and-so could have made a fine MP - shame they were not born 20 years later”. He's a card.


In fact Curly's youthful exhuberance knows no bounds and he even claimed excitedly in 2004 of the Brown-Blair succession:

If Labour won the next election it was "inevitable" the chancellor would be moved from his job.
"Whether he'd accept any other position, who can tell? You'd have to ask him, I don't know his mind, I've never discussed it with him," he said.

Gerald's sporting wager came true just three years later when Gordon finally took the hint and grudgingly vacated No 11 and moved to the "any other position" of his choice! Blair must be a very fine negotiator to budge such recalcitrance.

Back to business. Sharma will I think be, as Gerald ever is, the most “experienced” in the field. Perhaps barring grey backed independents.

The young man who was second in this strange contest has an interesting distinction: The cool head barrister who successfully defended various young hotheads from charges against them of an alleged Ricin plot.

I’m not sure what Cllr Virendra Sharma does with his time now. He seems to have cleared the decks well in advance. So will be able to devote 100% of his time and legendary energy to being an energetic and effective MP.

PS: I think Tom should have given you the hat tip Roops. Perhaps he felt he shouldn’t let on in case you were shortlisted or selected and that this strictly above board selection then looked like a plot. Bloggin’, rather than Ricin.

UPDATE: Rupa is getting some bigging up attention in comments.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Blimey! If the gorgeous and pouting, brainy not boring, young secular muslim, starred first academic, local constituency resident, and big sister of the famous Mirror page three girl Konnie Huq threw her hat into the ring what were Vaz and Watson thinking in picking Sharma? What a pair of blinking idiots.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 9:11 (that's spooky): Think the term you're looking for is "pair of barmy bollock brained bumptious idiots"

Chris Paul said...

Can I offer "barnpots" for "idiots"? And can there please be no escalation in the swearing. This is Labour of Lurve not Iain Dale's fucking Diary.

rupahuq said...

Hi Chris, There's a Facebook Ealing Southalll by-election group if you're interested. Or you could come down in real life even to lend a hand (offer applies to all good comrades).

Chris Paul said...

I would love to come down for a few days. I'll get to work on the logistics. The ideal thing would be a few big money races for my Kenyan protege (who is a well trained iD'er and deliverer, natch).

I think I'm on the Facebook already. So many groups, so little time. Had a quick chat on fb with Sonika too. She has a good attitude to the events.

jailhouselawyer said...

Two points; Bob Piper has finally recognised your talents; and he has posted a link to the MSM which has picked up the Ealing comedy.

Chris Paul said...

Good for Bob! Will take a look. Liked the Is Dale About to Defect? line. Will blog that in a while.

jailhouselawyer said...

I see from the side bar that he has been to have a look, I don't suppose he was impressed...

Paul Murphy said...

Hi
I have just done a search on Facebook for Labour Southall - found 2 Lib Dem groups and 2 Tory groups but not one for Labour. Is it a secret Labour group?

Chris Paul said...

Hi Paul
It's Labour Party Campaign Group for Ealing Southall By-election. Probably see you tomorrow afternoon.
Best w
Chris P

Anonymous said...

Another post about Rupa? She didn't get on the shortlist, GET OVER IT!

Chris Paul said...

I'm over it anonymous. In an open list it was a very long shot. Though it would have been a good selection IMO.

Are you over your feelings of anonymity? No one recognises you. No one seems to know your name? Opposite of Cheers! me dears.

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