Broon: The American Adventure

#1
"Gordon Brown will today urge Wall Street bankers to show greater transparency in revealing the extent of their losses to help bring a quick end to the global credit crunch."

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article3756193.ece

And after they have stopped laughing will tell him, just as the British banks did yesterday, to fcuk a very long way off.

But wait: there is more:

Asked about the U.S. presidential candidates' varying positions on withdrawal from Iraq, Brown said the British experience showed that reducing troop levels was feasible.

"We've been able to move to a situation where we are training the forces — not actually involved in the combat itself," he said. "We're in a position where we have been able to drawdown. So we've been able to prove that you can actually reduce the numbers."

Have I missed something???
 
#2
He's nuts. Corporations run the planet now. Greed is destroying the planet faster than I thought possible.

If he offered some sort of financial incentive to get them to come here, AND get some ethical business practices going , (Growing food riots anyone?) and rewarded for doing so he might still pull it off.
 

Biped

LE
Book Reviewer
#4
Forgive me paraphrasing:

"Well, you see Mr Broon, whut we've done here is switch all our bad sub-prime risks into attractive new 'gold-plated' packages in the hope that some sucker (preferable outside the good ol' US of A) would pick them up hoping to make huge and unreasonable profits. As luck would have it, we managed to get some of them there UK fools to buy these risks, and so, they are now your problem. We suggest that you go speak to the morons who run your banks in the UK and ask them how they could be so stupid - twice!! Remember the old reinsurance thing that got Lloyds and others really badly stung? Well, we didn't honestly believe that you limeys would fall for the same stunt twice, but yeeehaaaawww you did - now, I got to go play golf Mr Broon, so, I'll get my secretary to see you out, goodbah sucker!"
 
#5
He is totally out of his depth. At least Healey had an excuse, but this is insane. He's just realised Bliar has left him with a poisoned chalice. We haven't been governed for years. It's been democracy by focus group.

He hasn't the first idea, and the planets going to hell. He might just realise, in the wake of growing food and staples riots in Africa (Zimbabwe farms anyone?) and elsewhere, that effective worldwide delegation of production of materials, not making money for the sake of it, is the only answer.

That and nationalising Afghan poppy :twisted:

Oil at $110.00 a barrel? How the fcuk is that happening? How the fcuk has it been allowed to happen?
 
#7
Think he picked the same time as some ex nazi was visting to aplogise for his underling shagging every kid they could get hold of .So he didnt get much publicity.
 
#8
PartTimePongo said:
Oil at $110.00 a barrel? How the fcuk is that happening? How the fcuk has it been allowed to happen?
You were not paying attention PTP

It will be $120 in six months and $190 within three years - or that’s what qualified serious people tell me. You lot should start planning for it both personally and professionally because they are.

Wall Street actually needs the giggle the Sub Prime Minister is giving them, not that they will cut him, or us, a break.
 
#10
PartTimePongo said:
. He's just realised Bliar has left him with a poisoned chalice. We haven't been governed for years.
Oh really PTP?! How very Guardianista of you, Brown and his 'massive intellect ' has had NOTHING TO DO with where we are now?

Its ALL and only Blair's fault?
 
#11
Mr_Deputy said:
armchair_jihad said:
PartTimePongo said:
. He's just realised Bliar has left him with a poisoned chalice. We haven't been governed for years.
Oh really PTP?! How very Guardianista of you, Brown and his 'massive intellect ' has had NOTHING TO DO with where we are now?

Its ALL and only Blair's fault?
are you crying?
To be honest as a tax exile...no 8) :lol: Fcuk you all, your mess deal with it :D I'm sure Brown has a welfare scheme tailored for you all :wink:

Byeeeeeeee
 
#12
armchair_jihad said:
PartTimePongo said:
Oil at $110.00 a barrel? How the fcuk is that happening? How the fcuk has it been allowed to happen?
You were not paying attention PTP

It will be $120 in six months and $190 within three years - or that’s what qualified serious people tell me. You lot should start planning for it both personally and professionally because they are.

Wall Street actually needs the giggle the Sub Prime Minister is giving them, not that they will cut him, or us, a break.
But as a dollar is worth about threepence-ha'penny, oil isn't REALLY that expensive at all, is it?

What I want to know is why my LPG car fuel has gone up between 5p and 10p a litre!
 
#13
The poisoned chalice being overdependence on the USA. An over-expectation that the USA would always "see us right". After all, we're shoulder to shoulder with them on T.W.A.T aren't we?

Brown didn't instigate that belief in the grand delusion, Blair did. We got conned on an epic scale, and Blair was a willing and eager party to it.

Brown is simply exposed as being so far out of his depth, he hasn't the first idea of how to make it right. He's in a panic because the whole thing is coming unravelled faster than anyone could predict.
 

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LE
Book Reviewer
#14
PartTimePongo said:
The poisoned chalice being overdependence on the USA. An over-expectation that the USA would always "see us right". After all, we're shoulder to shoulder with them on T.W.A.T aren't we?

Brown didn't instigate that belief in the grand delusion, Blair did. We got conned on an epic scale, and Blair was a willing and eager party to it.

Brown is simply exposed as being so far out of his depth, he hasn't the first idea of how to make it right. He's in a panic because the whole thing is coming unravelled faster than anyone could predict.
Bowlarks mate - Gordon Broon has been RUNNING (read 'ruining') our economy as chancelor and then as PM since Labliar got into power - UK economy not fit enough to ride a global recession like other EU countries can? Gordon Broon! No money in the national kitty? Gordon Broon! No Gold again? Gordon Broon! Huge national debt again? Gordon Broon! Stupid interest rates and poor banking practices leading to easy debt for millions that become unafordable within even a fractional increase in interest rates? Gordon Broon!

It's him I tell you - JUST him! :evil:
 
#15
PartTimePongo said:
He is totally out of his depth. At least Healey had an excuse, but this is insane. He's just realised Bliar has left him with a poisoned chalice. We haven't been governed for years. It's been democracy by focus group.

He hasn't the first idea, and the planets going to hell. He might just realise, in the wake of growing food and staples riots in Africa (Zimbabwe farms anyone?) and elsewhere, that effective worldwide delegation of production of materials, not making money for the sake of it, is the only answer.

That and nationalising Afghan poppy :twisted:

Oil at $110.00 a barrel? How the fcuk is that happening? How the fcuk has it been allowed to happen?
If it goes peared shaped in Iraq after/if we leave, then $110 a barrel will seem cheap.
 

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LE
Book Reviewer
#16
Grownup_Rafbrat said:
armchair_jihad said:
PartTimePongo said:
Oil at $110.00 a barrel? How the fcuk is that happening? How the fcuk has it been allowed to happen?
You were not paying attention PTP

It will be $120 in six months and $190 within three years - or that’s what qualified serious people tell me. You lot should start planning for it both personally and professionally because they are.

Wall Street actually needs the giggle the Sub Prime Minister is giving them, not that they will cut him, or us, a break.
But as a dollar is worth about threepence-ha'penny, oil isn't REALLY that expensive at all, is it?

What I want to know is why my LPG car fuel has gone up between 5p and 10p a litre!
Because like everything else he is starting to tax it
It's slowly climbing up and up towards petrol

He's just said this
UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has told world leaders that "no-one thinks" Robert Mugabe won last month's presidential election in Zimbabwe.

At a UN Security Council meeting, he said voters had "shown their commitment to democracy" and a "stolen election would not be an election at all".
Mr Brown warned that the UK and others "stand ready to support Zimbabweans".

A stolen election and commitment to democracy?
As an unelected Prime Minister who denied the nation a vote on Europe he's got a fuking cheek
Cnuts way way out of his depth and the Yanks don't seem terribly interested
Ex Nazi gets to speak at Yankee stadium to thousands
Prime Minister of America's closest supporter on TGWOT struggles to be heard says it all really :x
 
#17
Syrup

Do You have a link to an increased tax on LPG.


I would also be interested in Your take on 'Yanks aren't interested'. Given that He DID address the Security Council and was on Breakfast TV talking to the nation - something the Pope hasn't done yet.
 
#18
Anyone who thought that an Election in Zimbabwe under Mugabe would be free and fair is a fantasist.

Brown has again proved how unsuitable he is as Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Much was made the other week about the clunking fist taking up the subject with Mbeki, who promptly denied any discussion with Brown.

Sooner we are rid of Gordon Brown and his corrupt bunch of mongs the better
 
#19
I would also be interested in Your take on 'Yanks aren't interested'. Given that He DID address the Security Council and was on Breakfast TV talking to the nation - something the Pope hasn't done yet.

Headlines from Google News on Gordon Brown
http://news.google.co.uk/news?hl=en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tab=wn&q="gordon+brown"&scoring=n

Headlines on the Pope's visit

http://news.google.co.uk/news?hl=en&um=1&tab=wn&scoring=n&q="the+pope"&btnG=Search+News

They aren't interested Sven, The SC is not Wall Street or the Federal Reserve and I,ll bet he was on BTV after the reformed Nazi
 
#20
PartTimePongo said:
Oil at $110.00 a barrel? How the fcuk is that happening? How the fcuk has it been allowed to happen?
Supply and demand, old thing. The Chinese and the Indians want more than is available so the price will keep climbing until market conditions change. There haven't been any big field discoverys in over a decade; enhanced extraction and minifield developments are barely maintaining production capacity never mind increasing it. New discoverys in Siberia and the FI are likely to take a decade or more to start pumping oil. As for the tar sands mularkey in Canada, it all seems like a lot of work for not much return.
 

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