Purged Jamie Driscoll Compares Himself to Che Guevara, Mulls Independent Mayoral Bid mdi-fullscreen

Since becoming Labour leader, Keir and his Starmtroopers have reasserted control over the party machinery – with Comrade Corbyn and Dianne Abbott the first to be purged. And one man, North of Tyne’s momentum mayor Jamie Driscoll, is determined to take a stand. ┬íViva la Revoluci├│n!

Jamie was barred from standing as a candidate back in June for the egregious crime of standing alongside film-maker Ken Loach, however he has made clear he’s not going to let himself be “controlled by Party HQ”. Speaking on Saturday at a Grassroots Update event in Newcastle, Driscoll weighed up his options. After outlining the excessive costs of challenging the party internally, he hinted at an independent run. Nomination papers aren’t due until next March…

Jamie also alluded to the inspiration behind his revolutionary streak. Speaking to his adoring audience, he said:

“There was a time when Che Guevara, who was in the jungle with a few dozen other people, that led to actually taking power to make somewhere more egalitarian… you are the people.”

‘Bicycle diaries’ doesn’t quite have the same ring to it…

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