Pippa's Portillo Potential


Pippa's Portillo potential

Spanish Bills' take on Pippa's chances

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It's just over 20 years since, amid the hullabaloo of New Labour's election landslide in 1997, Enfield Southgate made national news with the high-profile defeat of Michael Portillo. 
2017 may yet be just as dramatic.
That's because the Liberal Democrats have a real chance to not only oust a well-known Conservative Brexiter in David Burrowes but also to defeat the Labour Party that vanquished Portillo all those years ago.
Nowadays Portillo cuts a curious figure on TV, with his brightly coloured trousers, quirky manner, and obsession with trains.
But in the same way he has reinvented himself, so too has the Labour Party, which no longer dances to the moderate tune of New Labour but has regressed to the 1970s under a hard-left, eurosceptic leadership.
Not only did the local Southgate Labour Party nominate Jeremy Corbyn to the Labour leadership in 2015, they did so too in 2016, when challenged by Owen Smith.
As the saying goes: "Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me."
Given the circumstances, Pippa Morgan of the Liberal Democrats is the only credible party for those seeking to oust Burrowes and to fight Brexit.
The terms of Brexit will have a huge impact on jobs, security and the opportunity to travel and live abroad, so the Tory Hard-Brexit government should be made to put their deal to the British people before it is finalised.
That's the Liberal Democrat position on Europe and it is why Pippa has the potential to deliver another Portillo moment in Enfield Southgate.

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