Gordon Brown in Afghanistan on Visit to Forces

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Why would our finance minister visit our forces in the field?

Cynic I am.........
Because it's good for morale.



I hear there may be a leadership issue in the near future. Other cheap photo shot with all the lads dragged out and told to behave.
mistersoft said:
Because it's good for morale.

I did mean Broon and nobody else's.
When was the last time he visited the troops in the field or for that matter, in the UK? I can't remember when.

Bit too late to start buttering up the Forces and showing his caring side. Will he be seen smiling again? Christ, I hope not - looks more like grimace everytime I see it

What's the bet he goes on about "best in the world", "world leading", "huge respect for....." "must continue to support....." and other such sound bites. It would be great and mean something from someone who we knew actually liked the Forces but will be plain false from Brown.

I fancy a game of Buzzword Bingo. Anyone else want to add some phrases/words to add to the scorecard?


in_the_cheapseats said:
When was the last time he visited the troops in the field or for that matter, in the UK? I can't remember when.
ISTR him going east around Christmas/New Year and would expect him to visit a few more times before Swiss Tony takes his pension.
A young man named Gordon bought a donkey from an old farmer for £100.00.
The farmer agreed to deliver the donkey the next day, but when the
farmer drove up he said, "Sorry son, but I have some bad news... the donkey is on my truck, but unfortunately he's dead."
Gordon replied, "Well then, just give me my money back."
The farmer said, "I can't do that, because I've spent it already."
Gordon said, "OK then, just unload the donkey anyway."
The farmer asked, "What are you going to do with him?"
Gordon answered, "I'm going to raffle him off."
To which the farmer exclaimed, "Surely you can't raffle off a dead
But Gordon, with a wicked smile on his face said, "Of course I can, you
watch me. I just won't bother to tell anybody that he's dead."
A month later the farmer met up with Gordon and asked, "What happened
with that dead donkey?"
Gordon said, "I raffled him off, sold 500 tickets at two pounds a piece,
and made a huge, fat profit!!"
Totally amazed, the farmer asked, "Didn't anyone complain that you had
stolen their money because you lied about the donkey being dead?"
To which Gordon replied, "The only guy who found out about the donkey
being dead was the raffle winner when he came to claim his prize. So I gave
him his £2 raffle ticket money back plus an extra £200, which as you know
is double the going rate for a donkey, so he thought I was a great guy!!"
Gordon grew up and eventually became the Chancellor of the Exchequer,
and no matter how many times he lied, or how much money he stole from the British voters, as long as he gave them back some of the stolen money, most of them, unfortunately, still thought he was a great guy.
The moral of this story is that, if you think Gordon is about to play
fair and do something for the everyday people of the country for once in
his miserable, lying life, think again my friend, because you'll be better
off flogging a dead donkey!!!
Come on now, do you really think that Gordon Brown is really there for morale to the Troops, phot shoots around every corner, this was an opportunity to good to miss. When he moves house, will he really stick up for us, only time will tell i suppose.
The man will do anything to make himself popular and acceptable to "middle england".The teeth have been whitened,he's had elocution lessons to sound English,he supports the England football team,he broke down in tears on sky news.
He's now meeting the troops in Afghanistan!!what a photo shoot opportunity.
What a P***K
Considering he likes to show off his green credentials how will he justify flying thousands of miles for a photo shoot.
He'd best plant some trees the f*****g hypocrite!!
Obviously an effort to make him look Presidential, sorry, Prime Ministerial. I Hope he steps in something unpleasant.

I see the other weegie Broone is out there too on his coat-tails. I'll bet they'll both have adequate protection...


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Where are those A10's when you need them . . .
Perhaps he will stop off in Tehran on the way back to do it a bit of table banging...

If the Iranians release our people seems a fair swop to me??
I just hope Hubby isn't one of the unfortunates that has to meet him I know how he feels about Gordon. His view is well reflected in the previous posts on this topic!

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