Brown hasnt spoken to Putin since his first day at No10

#1
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=528721&in_page_id=1770

Diplomatic sources say that the first – and last – direct contact between the men was on June 27 last year, when the Russian leader rang Mr Brown to congratulate him on succeeding Tony Blair.

Subsequent attempts to bridge the gap had, they said, been blocked by a "stubborn" Downing Street.
It is expected that mr.Putin will be Russian PM soon. It would be logical to expect that mr. Brown would congratulate him personally by telephone.

"Part of the problem is that Brown does not have Blair's charm or his ability to defuse difficult situations," a British diplomatic source said.

"Also, he is not particularly interested in foreign affairs, or at least not the traditional power balances."

Brown's frosty stance is in stark contrast to the regular telephone diplomacy between Putin and Blair, with the pair bantering away on first-name terms.
Why do you think mr.Brown apparently is unwilling to conversate with mr.Putin?
 
#2
Because Putin is too right wing and Brown too left?!
 
#5
CarpeDiem said:
Because Putin is too right wing and Brown too left?!
Hmmm... I'm not sure that it is the cause but indeed mr.Putin is right politician - a defender of interests of big business while mr.Brown is essentially a socialist.
 

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#6
KGB_resident said:
CarpeDiem said:
Because Putin is too right wing and Brown too left?!
Hmmm... I'm not sure that it is the cause but indeed mr.Putin is right politician - a defender of interests of big business while mr.Brown is essentially a socialist.

Hahahahahaha! A socialist who privatises everything that moves, imposes a more stringent id card system than any other member of the European Identity Scheme, allows non-doms not to pay their share of tax? Have I slipped into a parallel universe, or is this a wah?
 
#7
KGB_resident said:
Why do you think mr.Brown apparently is unwilling to conversate with mr.Putin?
Three parts to this answer.

1. Broon hates Putin because the latter has betrayed the Revolution and Broon's hero Stalin in not maintaining the Gulags and paying for communist revolutions and assassinations in the wider part of the world like some of his predecesors.

2. Broon hates Putin because the latter lowered the rate of income tax to 13%, massively simplified the tax system, reduced the number of state employees and as a result the country is experiencing one of the largest and most sustained economic booms in history, while at the same time massively increasing the tax income to the State allowing it to spend money on important things, like defence.

3. Broon is unable to have a conversation with anyone, being a cúnt of the first distallation (and a myopic, cycloptic cúnt at that). Broon has manners that would shame a glaswegian herion addict's chav (or ned) biatchs. I wouldn't be surprised if his officials have made sure Putin never got put through as it could start a new war between the two countries.

Question answered?
 
#8
Grownup_Rafbrat said:
KGB_resident said:
CarpeDiem said:
Because Putin is too right wing and Brown too left?!
Hmmm... I'm not sure that it is the cause but indeed mr.Putin is right politician - a defender of interests of big business while mr.Brown is essentially a socialist.

Hahahahahaha! A socialist who privatises everything that moves, imposes a more stringent id card system than any other member of the European Identity Scheme, allows non-doms not to pay their share of tax? Have I slipped into a parallel universe, or is this a wah?
Putin won a bet that Browns leadership when PM would drive the country into further deprevation, and broon cannot face him now
 

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#9
KGB_resident said:
Why do you think mr.Brown apparently is unwilling to conversate with mr.Putin?
Why should he? Are they mates or something? Why would Putin give a damn anyway? If he's that's desperate to hear Gordon's voice he can call London.

I'm sure if there was a reason for them to converse, they would do so. It all sounds a bit of a non-story to me.
 
#12
Our Great And Glorious Leader wont speak with anyone less communist than he is, Putin is just a right wing lackey compared to OGAGL
 
#13
Dread said:
KGB_resident said:
Why do you think mr.Brown apparently is unwilling to conversate with mr.Putin?
Three parts to this answer.

1. Broon hates Putin because the latter has betrayed the Revolution and Broon's hero Stalin in not maintaining the Gulags and paying for communist revolutions and assassinations in the wider part of the world like some of his predecesors.

2. Broon hates Putin because the latter lowered the rate of income tax to 13%, massively simplified the tax system, reduced the number of state employees and as a result the country is experiencing one of the largest and most sustained economic booms in history, while at the same time massively increasing the tax income to the State allowing it to spend money on important things, like defence.

3. Broon is unable to have a conversation with anyone, being a cúnt of the first distallation (and a myopic, cycloptic cúnt at that). Broon has manners that would shame a glaswegian herion addict's chav (or ned) biatchs. I wouldn't be surprised if his officials have made sure Putin never got put through as it could start a new war between the two countries.

Question answered?
I cant quite put my finger on it...... but something tells me you dont quite like OGAGL do you?
 
#14
I can't see why Putin should want to call in the first place. What's Britain got that Russia wants?
 
#15
Why would they wish to talk to each other, one thinks he is Stalin; the other has Stalin's old job and acts like him...

I sometimes think that all of this jet-set diplomacy has done more harm than good. These people see each other up close and realise exactly what sort of a t0sser is in post. Instead of a cagey, canny professional diplomat saying "Mmmm, Mr Brown (or Major, or Palmerston or Pitt) won't like this..." and the foreign leader then has to think very carefully about who he is pissing off...
 
#17
whitecity said:
I can't see why Putin should want to call in the first place. What's Britain got that Russia wants?
Exiled journalists and opposition politicians?
 
#18
whitecity said:
I can't see why Putin should want to call in the first place. What's Britain got that Russia wants?
Whitecity, Russia is attractive, fastgrowing market for British goods, excellent place for profitable investments, source of important resources.

https://www.uktradeinvest.gov.uk/uk...geLabel=CountryType1&navigationPageId=/russia

Over the past few years, trade between Russia and the UK has increased significantly, and this is expected to continue. Russia has the potential for substantial long-term growth.
According to FCO

http://www.fco.gov.uk/servlet/Front...029394365&a=KCountryProfile&aid=1019744935436

The Russian economy is booming. There have been seven years of strong growth
...
Trade between the UK and Russia has been growing at around 25 per cent annually for the last five years. The UK has substantial investments in Russia, and was the largest investor in Russia in both 2006 and 2007. There are now over 400 UK companies operating in Russia.
It is unwise not to use atmosphere of consumerism in Russia and it has been used by ... the Germans, the French, the Italians and others. German Chancellor has visited Moscow just few days ago and met new elected Russian president. Putin and French dwarf are the best friends (both are crooks). As for Berluskoni (another crook), who likely will win the next elections then he is one of the best Vlad's friends as well. Mr.Blair used to banter with ex-KGB agent. So likely former leader of British people is a cr... a creative person, skilled in diplomacy.

So, we come to a conclusion that mr.Brown is not a crook. It's not bad anyway.
 
#20
Brown, for several weeks after he came to power, refused to talk to Bush. Now he won't talk to Putin.

Regardless of whether he likes Putin and Bush, he should be maintaining diplomatic relations. Brown bluntly ignoring two of the most powerful nations in the world because he doesn't like them is just counter-productive - we might need their cooperation in the future.
 

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