Labour: we’ll base new Treasury in Liverpool

Manchester MP jokes move is so important that she’s happy anyway
Corbyn speaking to a packed rally to announce northern move

Labour will base a new treasury unit in Liverpool if elected to government – and even Manchester MPs are welcoming it.

The party has announced plans to ‘shift the political centre of gravity’ to the north by moving a large part of the Treasury to a new northern location – and Liverpool will be its new home.

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell quipped that he wanted it located as close to Anfield, the home of Liverpool FC, as possible. Manchester MP Lucy Powell joked that the move is so important that she’d even welcome it being built in Liverpool, in spite of the famous rivalry between the two cities.

Labour’s plans represent a genuine commitment to northern communities to ensure their interests are well represented in government decisions.

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18 responses to “Labour: we’ll base new Treasury in Liverpool

  1. John Woodcock just reported as agreeing with Ian Austin. The “Labour” London Mayor, said this morning on LBC 97.3 that he agrees with Ian Austin. When will the London LABOUR mayor be suspended, investigated and expelled for endorsing the views of IAN AUSTIN, that “Jeremy is unfit to lead this country” AND, that they should vote Tory. ie Ian Austin feels the Johnson is “fit to lead this country”.

    So our London LABOUR mayor agrees with an ex Labour MP now employed by the Tories. When will the London Mayor be deselected?

    • Very few Labour mps even blairites in an election would come out with that comment,theyre not stupid and why would they wish to attack theyre own party?An attack like that by Khan shows how dangerous the traitor is.An attack at this time is an attack upon the leader,the membership and the PLP he’s out of control and needs to be dealt with and thats the problem NEC?

    • I haven’t found any reference to Khan endorsing what Austin said. Can someone give a link?

      • RH, In the LBC Sadiq Khan did not endorse what Ian Austin said about voting Tory. He said he agreed with Austin about the party being too slow in its response to antisemitism complaints but disagreed with him about not voting for Labour. He clearly fully supported Labour and also refuted suggestions that Tom Watson left for anything other then personal reasons.
        The post from signpostnotwindchimes is inaccurate. If you google Sadiq Khan the LBC interview will come up and you can judge for yourself

      • Thanks for the clarification, Smartboy. I was puzzled by the characterisation, even if I’m not a fan of Khan.

        Meanwhile, Austin, the Tory/Israel shill is getting more airtime than he deserves also on Channel 4 News. But at least Jon Snow made him look the twat that he is – a turd floating around on the scum of the election pond.

      • Try Global player App • Select their new 24hr news loop • May be in all their news bulletins from 10:30 up to 14:10 hrs when the clip from Khan’s full interview was played on normal radio. Only heard the rolling news clip as the 10:00-13:00hrs slot is quite repellent… but you may like it RH.

        An experienced and acute observer of politics just highlighted the following re Ian Austin: “He is best known for heckling Jeremy Corbyn while Jeremy Corbyn was delivering the official Labour response to the Chilcot Report on the illegal invasion of Iraq, shouting “Sit down and shut up” and “You stupid disgrace” at Corbyn for criticising the war.”

        That is the sort of person whom Khan supports. Do you?

      • Ps, The clip that LBC played was of Khan saying he agrees with Austin. Just as when McD gave the interview to AC, it is known that the MSM will clip and put on loop. So an experienced politician fully expects that.

        Further, Khan is VERY cleaved to my MP who is an open and frequent slanderer of Jeremy. In fact there have been letters of complaint to the NEC about his conduct. Too much to go into here but City Hall is in my CLP… may need to double check the boundaries but the mayor is ALWAYS “around” very “active” in all doings here. What was extracted from the full interview by LBC, was in my opinion based on his familiar form, expected and deliberate. He could have refrained from comment knowing Austin’s open attacks on Corbyn. Even Ian Dale just read out another of Austin’s Corbyn attacking long quotes. Check 21:30-22:00 LBC97.3. And if you tune in from 23:00 you will here LBC devote at least another hour to Austin telling voters to vote for Johnson.

        Re: Khan clip
        Try Global player App • Select their new 24hr news loop • May be in all their news bulletins from 10:30 up to 14:10 hrs when the clip from Khan’s full interview was played on normal radio. Only heard the rolling news clip as the 10:00-13:00hrs slot is quite repellent… but you may like it RH.

        An experienced and acute observer of politics just highlighted the following re Ian Austin: “He is best known for heckling Jeremy Corbyn while Jeremy Corbyn was delivering the official Labour response to the Chilcot Report on the illegal invasion of Iraq, shouting “Sit down and shut up” and “You stupid disgrace” at Corbyn for criticising the war.”

        That is the sort of person whom Khan supports. Do you?

  2. How about BOLTON we’ve some brilliant comedians and actors even authentic working class,We also still have a football team even after having rid ourselves of a Tory supporting tax exile Chairman.I think maybe the BBC if not,we have still got plenty of authentic back streets and ginnels and a film has just been made of a post Apocalyptic society struggle for existence after a nuclear bomb….and peter Kay still lives there so…how about Bolton?

  3. To be honest, I don’t think that this sort of piece-meal electioneering announcement has much to do with seriously shifting the weight of centralization in this country.

    Hey-ho.

  4. Rumours that Twatson has been offered a peerage by _ _. on condition he does not join with his chums, Woodcock, Austin, et al’s chorus of “Jeremy is unfit to govern”… until the election has passed. Yes, until after polling day. After that… Quite astonishing, but what isn’t astonishing, these last few years?

    Apparently existing peers who are victims of Twatsons support of Carl Beech, are outraged. Seems if you attack _ _, you are rewarded with being free to prance about the land in ermine. While If you support _ _ like Williamson or Wordsworth or Walker or Ken or George you get pushed under a bus. Very strange. The thing is, Labour will win a slim majority at this election, despite the polls. How though will we implement any excellent policies while being undermined by a newly untouchable Lord Baron Twatson of CarlBeech? of Yecoopersballs? of Hharridans? of Mendaciousmansland ? Ah! Lord Slimey Baron of TrecherousCambelsoup ! All in the kind & gentle generous gift of _ _

  5. Please read below a transcript extract Re: Khan on Ian Austin. I only heard the bit LBC unsurprisingly clipped for the news. Surprised?

    “Khan added he sent a private text to the former deputy leader, who stepped down on Wednesday after 35 years in full-time politics.

    O’Brien also asked Khan about Ian Austin, who stepped down as a Labour MP and declared people should vote for Boris Johnson.

    “He has big concerns about the Labour party lead by Jeremy Corbyn, where I agree with Ian Austin is his concerns about the Labour Party’s failure to tackle quickly enough concerns around anti-Semitism.

    “I think Ian’s right we have acted too slow as a party to deal with that, I do disagree with his advice to vote for Boris Johnson.”

    In the light of IA broadcasting now AND on several previous occasions, maleficent views re the present Labour leader and our over half million membership, expressing any agreement with IA was media incompetent or deliberate.

    Further, Khan has expressed his closeness to Austin, Twatson, and others in that clique. NB attendees.

    https://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/sadiq-khan-it-pains-me-to-my-core-that-jews-no-longer-feel-welcome-in-labour/

    He regards himself as being of one purpose with Twatson & Austin. Moreover, in the extended LBC chat, he seems sure of Twatson’s & Austin’s thoughts, feelings and their future noises and actions.

    In communication, subtext is often the potent “gas” of the message. Sometimes subtle, other times more brazen, and at other times, unsuspectingly toxic… politically lethal… like carbon monoxide… the silent killer. To mix metaphors, were it not so, the unsuspectingly toxic power of subtext, we may not recognise the term “Dog Whistle Politics”.

    So, very many may dismiss Khan, as only a woefully incompetent mayor. I however assess him as being quite satisfactory at basic subtext.

    • That clarifies. He’s obviously looking to woo the knee-jerk zionist vote in London by endorsing myths and lies.

      Not a good look – there are limits to what someone with integrity should do to curry favour.

      • Boom boom!

        Perhaps curry isn’t the best word in the context, though! 😀

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