Caroline Flint is now joining the race for deputy Labour leader - but her comments on BBC Radio 4 this morning did not seem to get her bid off to a good start.
Twitter users were tear into Flint, MP for Don Valley since 1997, over her choice of words - which largely consisted of the phrase "going forward"...
#r4today Caroline Flint: at least 6 'going forwards' & complete exclusion of letter 't' by compulsory Westminster Labour's glottal stop.— Stratis Thalassinos (@ou_tis) May 16, 2015
— Tim Wright (@metimwright) May 16, 2015
If Caroline Flint had said 'going forward ' one more time, the radio was going out the window... @BBCRadio4— Alex Fitch (@panelborders) May 16, 2015
Caroline Flint said 'at this point in time' and 'going forward' within first minute of R4 interview - put her in the Platitudes Gunk Tank— Sue Therrien (@SueTherrien2) May 16, 2015
Caroline Flint: 4 × "going forward" and a, "which he was entitled to do so." @BBCr4today— David (@vestachowmein) May 16, 2015
Congratulations to Caroline Flint. She's just managed to use the meaningless phrase, 'going forward' six times, on the 'Today' programme !— Andrew Bennett (@nutbennett) May 16, 2015
@BBCRadio4 Caroline Flint is 'going forward.' Is there another way to go? If so I'd quite like to be 18 again.— Betsy Everett (@jenniferbee33) May 16, 2015
Even listeners who didn't join the "going forward" brigade did not seem impressed with her performance.
Many accused her of not answering questions, as well as using "meaningless" language.
Caroline Flint still using ambiguous, meaningless phrases that turns off the electorate and makes a radio audience sigh #r4today— Graham Miller (@MeVu) May 16, 2015
#r4today Caroline Flint neatly reveals the problem with mistrust of modern political class. Weasel words and inability to answer questions— Andy Watson (@andywattoes) May 16, 2015
Caroline Flint, 5min interview on Today Radio 4.Answered not one question and said nothing. Will they never learn?— Downbytheriver (@riversidecrew) May 16, 2015
Caroline Flint will not get elected not answering easy to answer questions— Ian Flynn (@IFFlynn) May 16, 2015
Caroline flint chatting shite on 5 live. Labour need to rid themselves of this Blairite plague and get back to progressive socialism— Wayne (@Gunga__Din) May 16, 2015
In fairness, there were some pleased to hear Flint was in the running for the deputy leadership...
Delighted to hear that Caroline Flint is running for the Deputy Leadership. She's got my vote #Flint4Deputy— Abby Jones (@AbbyCJones) May 16, 2015
Can't think of a better cand for Dep Leader than Caroline Flint. MP for18yrs, formidable debater &one of party's best advocates #DeputyFlint— Lucy Green (@Greenietweets) May 16, 2015
Caroline Flint really impressive on @BBCr4today— Lara (@inbetweendays) May 16, 2015
Also in the running for deputy leader is former Culture Secretary Ben Bradshaw, as well as Shadow leader of the Commons Angela Eagle, Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk and West Bronwich East MP Tom Watson
Harriet Harman will resign her position as deputy leader once a new deputy and leader is chosen.
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