Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Top 100 Left Wingers 50-26

Brian Brivati and I explain HERE our reasoning behind this year's Top 100 Left Wingers. Final instalment tomorrow...
26. (-18) DOUGLAS ALEXANDER
27. (NEW) JOHN HUTTON
28. (-2) BARONESS SHRITI VADERA
29. (NEW) ALASTAIR CAMPBELL
30. (-12) BRENDAN BARBER
31. (-19) DEBORAH MATTINSON
32. (NEW) JOE IRVINE
33. (-2) DAN CORRY
34. (+14) LIAM BYRNE
35. (+47) IAN AUSTIN MP
36. (+24) SHAMI CHAKRABARTI
37. (NEW) FRANK FIELD
38. (NEW) YVETTE COOPER
39. (NEW) SHAUN WOODWARD
40. (-4) KEVIN MAGUIRE
41. (NEW) CATHY ASHTON
42. (-4) ANDY BURNHAM
43. (-1) ALAN RUSBRIDGER
44. (NEW) CAROLINE FLINT
45. (-1) NEAL LAWSON
46. (NEW) ROWAN WILLIAMS
47. (-14) JACK DROMEY
48. (-29) WILF STEVENSON
49. (-21) RHODRI MORGAN
50. (+8) CAROLINE LUCAS

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Stop it with the lists. Please.

The Blue Ninja said...

It's a shame Rupa Huq won't grow some teeth, wouldn't you say?

Diablo said...

What are you trying to sell us Iain? Because, whatever it is. I don't want it. Please stop telling me about these meaningless lists.

If you persist I am going to ask the Supreme Leader to put forward legislation to regulate what you write on your blog. You may well have to do some sort of community service where we can see what your doing at a time of our choosing. So beware. This is not an idle or meaningless threat - unlike your lists!

workrobotwork said...

Oh give me a break! Shaun Woodward at 39! I ask you...

This man is the biggest political opportunist going and doesn't have a left-wing bone in his body.

If you insist on doing these lists, at least make them barely credible. I'm now waiting to see where you place Quentin Davis...

John Pickworth said...

Some constructive criticism if I may?

I'm not sure what these lists are for exactly? If you must do them, wouldn't they all be better accessed in one place - say with a link/button on the menu bar or in the side panel?

Sorry, I don't wish to complain but your opinions on Brown's speech would have made for more interesting reading to be frank with you - although perhaps you're doing that for the main stream media before letting rip here? But in any case, a few words might have been nice.

Anonymous said...

No more lists!

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Colin said...

It's all very well having lists of left wingers. But in true left wing style, what are we going to do to those who appear on it?

rob's uncle said...

In what sense of the word 'left' is John Hutton a left-winger?

Blackacre said...

Can I just say I love all the lists.

Quisling said...

That's "Shriti, Baroness Vadera", Iain, not "Baroness Shriti Vadera"!

And is Shami Chakrabati really a left-winger? I can't recall ever hearing her talk about economics.