TWEETS: The reaction to Alan Kelly’s interview on the Late Late Show
He’s throwing his hat into the ring for the leadership of the Labour Party.
Mind you, in true political fashion, he talked about putting his name in for the leadership of the Labour Party while doing his best not to talk about it and seemed unsure about who exactly was going to nominate him for the leadership.
Kelly, who was Director of Elections for the Labour Party in the recent General Election, labelled their performance in the election as “disastrous” and to be fair to Ryan Tubridy, he didn’t give him an easy ride.
The Tipperary native also addressed his perception in the public eye and the infamous quote about power being a drug that suits him, attributed to Kelly in a Sunday Independent interview, which attracted a lot of notoriety at the time.
As you’d expect, Kelly’s interview got a lot of people talking on social media; here are some of the best tweets.
Kelly describes #ge16 result as "disastrous", saying Labour didn't articulate its message well. He was the director of elections...
— Gavan Reilly (@gavreilly) May 13, 2016
Alan Kelly: "I come from a very humble background." You have to laugh #latelate
— Kim Bielenberg (@KimBielenberg) May 13, 2016
— Ed O'Brien (@EdOBrien1) May 13, 2016
— Richie (@richie_no_t) May 13, 2016
— neo (@YewtreeGirl) May 13, 2016
I'm not a fan of Alan Kelly but he certainly didn't do himself any harm there. #LateLateShow
— Richard Sheehan (@risteard69) May 13, 2016
— Denis Spillane (@spillaneda) May 13, 2016
Unpopular opinion but I quite liked how Alan Kelly came across. Some job ahead of him. #LateLateShow
— Wayne Power (@PowerWayne) May 13, 2016
— CMacCába (@CMacCaba) May 13, 2016