Thursday, July 13, 2006

Back to the future?

Apparently the old Labour left-winger John McDonnell has decided to have his own Anthony Meyer moment and will hold a press conference tomorrow to announce he's going to challenge for the Labour leadership.

There's also a rumour that, to ensure the time travel back to 1990 feeling is experienced fully at the press conference, he'll be wearing white jeans and a waistcoat. He'll also come on stage to "Hangin' Tough" by New Kids on the Block. He's asked that people call him John rather than Anthony though, less he might get confused about the name of the Prime Minister.

Update: For anyone wondering what sort of man John McDonnell is then the following quote about the IRA from Wikipedia should give you an idea:

"It's about time we started honouring those people involved in the armed struggle. It was the bombs and bullets and sacrifice made by the likes of Bobby Sands that brought Britain to the negotiating table. The peace we have now is due to the action of the IRA."

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