This Writer spent the early party of yesterday evening (August 4) trying to find a reliable broadcast of the Labour leadership debate (the live stream on the Labour website went down after only a few minutes but the BBC News channel saved the day) and tweeting about it.
I was, therefore, sick of the whole thing by the end.
Fortunately, here’s Steve Walker with a quick appraisal from his blog, leading with the fantasy claim that Owen Smith ‘won’ the debate.
Let me know if you want a deeper analysis and I’ll see what I can do. There’s certainly enough information available.
Supporters of Owen Smith are claiming that he ‘won’ tonight’s Labour leadership debate with Jeremy Corbyn.
Smith looked shiny with sweat and red-faced tonight as he tried to appear passionate and convincing. Corbyn appeared calm and cool – some would say statesmanlike, while his opponents would claim his less declamatory style isn’t what they would call ‘leadership’.
I’ll let a picture speak for who’s more compelling, leaderly and ‘electable’:
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