CHUKA UMUNNA @ PROGRESSIVE YOUNG LONDON WORKSHOP

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

He's right in what he's saying, but is he really the "British Barack Obama"? I certainly don't think so - from watching the video he does not have the same sort of oratory, rhetoric, or "X-factor" if you like - he lacks the ability to make people enthusiastic about what he's saying, who he is, etc.

Anonymous said...

Well give him a chance he's only just turned 30!

Anonymous said...

...Age is no barrier. Pitt the Younger was 17 when he wowed people with his extraordinary speeches. 30 is quite old by comparison.

Anonymous said...

Well, any talk of a "British Obama" is nonsense and just puts undue pressure on the lad. He is a kid after all, and for all Pitt the younger's brilliance not everyone is such an early developer. One only needs to look at Blair's "Bambi" performances in his youth compared to his untouchable statesmanlike presence later on to see how someone can develop.

The thing that gets me about Chuka though is that he doesn't leave his comfort zone. He says things that are 'safe', Compass oriented and palatable liberal. He doesn't break out of the comfort zone and say anything that hasn't been chewed over in the media for months.

Speak your mind Chuka - you are going to be an MP within a year without doubt - so be radical, be innovative and let yourself loose.

Regarding his oratory abilities - he was a solicitor, not a barrister, so hasn't really had the opportunity to develop a stage like performance. It will come in time I think as he strikes me as a bright bloke.