I was interested that all the people I spoke to tonight, who are all normally Lib Dem voters (one a Lib Dem local president or whatever they’re called) said (unprompted!) that they expected to vote Labour next election because it’s likely to be the only option that gets rid of Boris. Just hoping all the Labour voters don’t decide to vote Lib Dem for the same idea. Honestly they should go the whole hog and not run in each other’s seats, because if it’s okay for the Brexit party to do that, it’s okay for everyone to do that. The trouble being that some little shit with an IQ of a 105 and a masters (balding and with glasses, I guarantee it) will immediately decide he “has to” run as like “[Insert area name] Labour” or whatever and will probably cause just enough damage and confusion in the name of “democracy” that he will make that a problem.
There was a clear split on whether Jess Phillips or Keir Starmer was the way to go, the main concern with Starmer being that he is “too posh”, which is maybe not unreasonable. One thing re: Jess Phillips is, if she does become leader, and doesn’t leave in a sulk after a year or whatever (as seems to be common with party leaders of all opposition parties), is that she would have five years to get used to arguing with Boris, and potentially get good at it, and I wasn’t really thinking about that. So I guess I’m not as dismissive of her as I was.