Ivan Lewis sacked as Shadow NI Secretary

Well that esclated quickly

UPDATE

And now this

 

Okay Sluggerverse, who will replace him?

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  • Thomas Barber

    Guess that sums up what Jeremy Corbyn thinks of Ivan Lewis and his fantasy that the British government have a bi partisan approach to Irish politics.

  • Catcher in the Rye

    I’ve no idea how sacking Lewis can be seen as indicative of Corbyn’s attitude to the bipartisan approach.

  • Should probably be considered an outsider but interesting interview with Conor McGinn here: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/08/04/conor-mcginn-kanye-west-harman_n_7931698.html. Son of a SF councillor but perhaps not exactly a chip off the old block.

  • Ernekid

    Sounds pretty good. He’s from Camlough so at least he knows what he’s talking about. I’d rather have an Irishman in the job that some randomer Brit who couldn’t give a damn about what goes on over here.

    Ivan Lewis always seemed like a bit of a spoofer. I doubt he’ll be missed.

  • james wilson

    lewis attack on nationalist policies was indicative of a man out of touch and how can he represent himself to be fair and unbiased when his so-called enemy just happens to be a friend of israel which btw have innumerable supporters in all sorts of unionism

  • chrisjones2

    How sad

  • mickfealty

    He is only just in the door S_NI. Conor has a bright future, but his old boss from Gedling is the man.

  • mickfealty

    This is really interesting. Why make a point of sacking someone (he is a Blairite, of course) in the middle of a crisis? Cannot help but think some kind of message is being sent.

  • mickfealty

    I’m beginning to think that may well be the reason. Big fat signal.

    (There’s the Israel thing too of course, and the fact that Lewis criticised him during the campaign: http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/aug/14/jewish-labour-mp-jeremy-corbyn-antisemitism-record-ivan-lewis.)

  • 23×7

    Because it won’t make a bit of difference who is shadow N.I. Sec..

  • kalista63

    Twitter went a bit mental last night, on the Jew thing. He’s now deleted the tweet but Michael Rosen asked him if he thought he was removed because he is a Jew. No answer came.

  • Catcher in the Rye

    I think it’s because UK politicians don’t really give a damn about our problems here. Why should their decisions on who to appoint where be effected by our perpetual tantrum here ?