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Gordon Brown has cheered me up - indirectly

Who do you think could do the job better than One-Eyed Gordo?

  • Your grandma?

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#1
New poll finds voters want 'anyone but Gordon Brown'
Populus figures show that 61% of voters see Gordon Brown as a liability to Labour
Andrew Sparrow, senior political correspondent guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 15 September 2009 08.42 BST Article history
Only a third of respondents told Populus Brown was the best leader available to Labour. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images

Gordon Brown suffered a blow today following the publication of a poll suggesting nearly half of voters think "literally anyone" would make a better leader of the Labour party.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2009/sep/15/poll-gordon-brown-labour
Oi!! Mod!! - What happened to my 3rd poll option "Other (suggestions welcome)"?
 
#3
Oh, what a let-down! When I saw the thread title I eagerly clicked on it because I thought the repulsive fücker was brown bread. Now I am disappointed.

MsG
 
#4
Be very careful what you wish for.

Harridan Harperson lurks not so darkly complete with her puppet master hubby Jack Dromey, who is of course deputy general secretary of the Unite union and Labour Party Treasurer throughout the entire funding scandals.

Did I mention that somebody had decided to waive the Labour party all-female shortlist criteria when selecting the candidiate for very safe Leyton and Wanstead Labour seat ?

And that said Jack Dromley is "very likely" to be selected along with a great many other Trade Union placepersons in other seats?

What a surprise

"Senior Labour figures estimate that three quarters of the candidates in winnable seats at the forthcoming general election were the choice of one of the major unions when selected.

This process declined in the heyday of Tony Blair, when No 10 regularly installed candidates in winnable seats, as it did with David Miliband and Pat McFadden.

A union figure said: “What is new is that the unions have made a much more concerted effort to get working-class people in Parliament. We want less lawyers and upper-class professionals"


http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article6834522.ece
 
#5
Blogg said:
Be very careful what you wish for.

Harridan Harperson lurks not so darkly complete with her puppet master hubby Jack Dromey, who is of course deputy general secretary of the Unite union and Labour Party Treasurer throughout the entire funding scandals.
It's also interesting to see that grass roots Labour members are being canvassed to see who they prefer out of Cyclops and Harman.

Guido has his take on it over on order-order..

He is backing Harman.Unsurprising when you consider what a divisive character she is and that her apointment would be much worse than a relatively human type such as Johnson.

This is all academic though as it is extreamly difficult to remove a sitting PLP leader due to the internal party mechanisms.A person would need considerable influence within the unions to force through a leadership challenge......oh hang on a minute...
 
#7
Blogg said:
Be very careful what you wish for.

Harridan Harperson lurks not so darkly complete with her puppet master hubby Jack Dromey, who is of course deputy general secretary of the Unite union and Labour Party Treasurer throughout the entire funding scandals.
I can see it coming, a 'dream ticket' of Harperson and John 'comrade' Cruddas as her faithful deputy.

God help us 8O
 
#10
So which part cheered you up? It is massively depressing to be led by the incompetent with no hope of respite in the future.

I heard a very interesting piece on R4 yeaterday which pointed out that Union membership is virtually non existent in the private sector so much so employers really ignore them; it is really only the public sector that make up the bulk of the membership. I think it is a disgrace that unions should be pushing for substantial pay rises when many in the private sector are taking cuts just save theire jobs. i am not opposed to unions per se, they do help protect the individual and offer legal assistance that a lone worker could not afford, but they should learn when to shut the f8ck up, anad bend over like everyone else.

I also hate the way parties are swayed by their donors, be it unions or rich individuals. I think all donations should be capped including that from the unions. If workers want to donate money to the party they should do so directly - Obama had a huge war chest and it was based on thousands (if not millions) of small donations. - A debate for another day I know.
 
#13
Don't wish for something too much - you might just get it! For the same reason that the allies didn't want Hitler assassinated in the last war (he was doing too good a job for the allied cause), I want Cyclops to stay until the election. Allegedly, every madcap, dogmatic and plain stupid policy of the last 12 years has been germinated in the fertile mind of Harperson. Imagine the insanity if she got her hands on any more power.
 
#14
Pity about Harridan Hatemen - she was quite shaggable 20 years ago. As for Cyclops, shouldn't somebody write a (tragi-)comic opera about him?

"Gilbert! thou shouldst be living at this hour:
England hath need of thee ..."
 
#17
Don't have a dog so had to go for grandma despite both have been dead for 20 years. Personally I think Brown should have his knackers cut off to stop the bar-steward producing any more little shits.
 
#18
"Personally I think Brown should have his knackers cut off to stop the bar-steward producing any more little shits"


Are those he has got his? Maybe he got Ashie/Sven around to create them.

Only way Brown could cheer me up is if they found him hanging by the neck from the Chandeliers in No10, with his bezzy mate Mandlebum.
 
#19
insert-coin-here said:
Blogg said:
Be very careful what you wish for.

Harridan Harperson lurks not so darkly complete with her puppet master hubby Jack Dromey, who is of course deputy general secretary of the Unite union and Labour Party Treasurer throughout the entire funding scandals.
It's also interesting to see that grass roots Labour members are being canvassed to see who they prefer out of Cyclops and Harman.

Guido has his take on it over on order-order..

He is backing Harman.Unsurprising when you consider what a divisive character she is and that her apointment would be much worse than a relatively human type such as Johnson.

This is all academic though as it is extreamly difficult to remove a sitting PLP leader due to the internal party mechanisms.A person would need considerable influence within the unions to force through a leadership challenge......oh hang on a minute...

I reckon that Bown is, erm, toast. The killer blows will come just before the party conference at the end of this month. He'll resign blaming his deteriorating eyesight as the excuse to 'spend more time with his family'. Harriet will no doubt be the leading contender but it matters not, Labour are about to enter the wilderness of politics for a very long time. PMQs should be interesting if she does win, she is a total lightweight and just does not have the intellect to think on her feet - typical socialist, repeat the mantra, repeat the mantra, repeat the mantra.
 

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