Diamond Dog wrote:yomptepi wrote: Burnham's utter ineptitude was a joy.
Yet he stood up for the families of the Hilsborough tragedy when your Queen Thatcher presided over a vicious smear campaign against them.
I know who I'd be trusting first - Burnham or you and your politicians of choice? Not difficult really, if judgement is the barometer.
I think in essence he is a decent man. Just lazy and over ambitious. He could make a better leader than the current grubby incumbant, but I think that may be a way down the line. Worth noting that the Blair government, under which he served, did about the same as the tories for the bereaved of Hilsborough. They may not have been as high handed and insensitive as the tories, but they did nothing just as well.