Rod Liddle

Taking on the Dear Leader of Stoke Newington

Taking on the Dear Leader of Stoke Newington
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I notice that the journalist Suzanne Moore is standing against Diane Abbott in Hackney North and Stoke Newington. Good for her. I know some of you may consider an Abbott-Moore contest to be on a par with, say, Gaddafy versus Assad, but Suzanne is at least not a hypocrite. She’s got a fight on her hands though; one assumes Abbott is carried around the constituency every day on a giant litter, accompanied by hordes of schoolchildren chanting rap anthems in her honour. It is very hard to match that sort of charisma, outside of Pyongyang. But good luck Suzanne, stick it to the woman.