Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Top 100 Left Wingers: 25-1

And today we have the final instalment of the Top 100 Left Wingers. Click to see the full lists HERE and read our rationale HERE.

1.(-) GORDON BROWN
2. (+2) DAVID MILIBAND
3. (-) ALEX SALMOND
4. (+13) ED MILIBAND
5. (-) ED BALLS
6. (+3) HARRIET HARMAN
7. (+8) DAMIAN McBRIDE
8. (+26) JAMES PURNELL
9. (+1) DEREK SIMPSON
10. (NEW) TOM WATSON
11. (NEW) CHARLIE WHELAN
12. (-10) TONY BLAIR
13. (-7) JACK STRAW
14. (-1) ALAN JOHNSON
15. (NEW) STEPHEN CARTER
16. (+4) POLLY TOYNBEE
17. (-1) SUE NYE
18. (+5) GEOFF HOON
19. (NEW) DAVID MUIR
20. (-9) JACQUI SMITH
21. (+6) TONY WOODLEY
22. (NEW) NICK BROWN
23. (NEW) JACKIE ASHLEY
24. (+13) ALISTAIR DARLING
25. (+4) ANDREW RAWNSLEY


And starting on Sunday, the Top 100 Right Wingers... Betcha can't wait, eh?

9 comments:

Marquee Mark said...

Jack Straw dropping down seven places may soon look to be a bit wayward.

Busy in the background....

Bill said...

What criteria is this based upon?

ian said...

@bill 1.19: If Hoon's at No18 it can't be personality, intellect, effectiveness, honesty or integrity, that's for sure! And this is to be Britain's next gravy-trainer in Brussels, FFS.

Anonymous said...

Andrew Rawnsley ? He's a journalist, and doesn't tell us how he votes, so I'm not really sure I understand this ?

Anonymous said...

"29. (NEW) ALASTAIR CAMPBELL
Former Government Director of Communications

While Alastair Campbell has no officially defined role, he regularly appears on the media defending Gordon Brown and the Labour government in times of turmoil. His role behind the scenes is unknown, but it’s rumoured that he is keen to step in and be seen as the savior of the Labour Party. There’s little doubt that the Labour communications team misses his talents. "

Dearie, dearie me - can't even spell 'saviour' ? Blame the Telegraph subbing again, eh ?!

Alex said...

Tony Blair's left wing? Good one!

dalesman said...

Jackie Ashley reckons that John Cruddas will be the lefts' leading contender at the next leadership election.

Any thoughts?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/sep/24/labourconference.labour

Anonymous said...

God bless us and save us from perdition, damnation, frumpery and academic careerists who never got a government job from New Labour and now know they never will.

Oh my paws and whiskers.

This shower of t-----s are not let wing. There is not a single one of them who could not have served in a Tory cabinet with Supermac, Eden, Home or Heath.

Left wing means people like Derek Wall, Peter Tatchell and Caroline Lucas of the Greens, Arthur Scargill, the late Manny Shinwell, George Galloway, John Reese and Lindsey German of the SWP, Sean Matgamna, Karl Marx, Leon Trotsky, James Connolly, Wat Tyler, John Ball, Fredrick Engels, Gramsci, Kier Hardy, John Ruskin - thats what we mean by left.

The late Herr Hitler was further to the left that the 1top 10 of your "The Top 100 Left Wingers".

Sorry Ian your usually on the ball but not this time

Uncle Heavy

Malcolm Redfellow said...

Left Wingers? Left Wingers?

I'm with Uncle Heavy et alii here. I scrutinised that whole list and reckon you got close to double figures.

Why do I know G. Zola isn't looking to I.Dale for help in team selection?