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Somewhere along the line I got to like Ed Balls. It didn’t dawn on me until I saw him on Peston one Sunday, talking eminent sense about an issue of the day. I’m not sure when the conversion happened, but it may have begun with the grace and dignity with which he lost his parliamentary seat.

I heard him this morning on Chris Evans, plugging his new BBC2 series on Trump’s America. At the end of his segment Chris E tried to ask him if he would ever return to British politics. He fudged the answer, but he didn’t say no.

I would welcome him back, as would, I suspect, a few million lifelong Labour voters who are appalled by what has happened to their party. I might even vote for him.

Categories: General, Politics
  1. strathedin
    July 27, 2018 at 9:58 am

    Balls is one of the less toxic politicians of his era, in my view…not so fond of his wife, Yvette Cooper.
    My problem is I don’t think I could ever vote for the Labour Party in its present incarnation, post John Smith. Too many bridges burned.

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