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Campaigners say Lord Kinnock’s aversion to facial hair understandable but flawed

In Uncategorized on July 28, 2016 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

28th July

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Campaigners say Lord Kinnock’s aversion to facial hair understandable but flawed

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The Beard Liberation Front the informal network of beard wearers has reacted to remarks by former Labour leader that even if he was a revolutionary he would not have grown a beard by defending his right to be clean shaven but suggesting that it was a political flaw that played a part in his failure to become Prime Minister.

In an interview with the BBC (link below) Lord Kinnock says he was warned by his father not to grow a beard when he became a student politician.

The BLF says that Lord Kinnock rose to political prominence in an era when national politicians with beards were even rarer than they are now so his aversion to facial hair can be understood. However given that his follicly challenged appearance was held to be one reason for his failure to become Prime Minister, it may also have been a reason for his political downfall.

BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, we of course defend the right of Lord Kinnock to be clean shaven but that doesn’t mean to say we think it was a politically wise one.

The BLF has called on Labour leadership challenger Owen Smith to take a radical stance on image and grow a beard

https://kmflett.wordpress.com/2016/07/28/campaigners-say-that-if-owen-smith-is-really-radical-he-will-grow-a-beard/

Link to BBC interview

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-36914822

 

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One Response to “Campaigners say Lord Kinnock’s aversion to facial hair understandable but flawed”

  1. As he ages Kinnock looks more and more like Jimmy Savile – he would be well advised to grow a beard.

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