Optimum Pair for PM and Chancellor

#1
Given that the incumbent clowns seem doomed to a footnote in history as the most incompetent leadership team ever to live in Downing st - who would you replace them with?

For me William Hague and Vince Cable.

And a fiver says that Brown is out of office by end of Sep 09 (if any takers all proceeds to H4H)
 
#2
Duet?

I can't imagine them singing "endless love" with each other *shudders*

If you mean Duo then David Davis and Vince Cable get my nod.
 
#5
tattybadger said:
Given that the incumbent clowns seem doomed to a footnote in history as the most incompetent leadership team ever to live in Downing st - who would you replace them with?

For me William Hague and Vince Cable.

And a fiver says that Brown is out of office by end of Sep 09 (if any takers all proceeds to H4H)
Vince isn't all he's cracked up to be. For me, it has to be:-

PM : David 'Did you call my pint a poof' Davis
Chancellor : Mervyn King - the guv'nor who told Gordon to stop spending.

Of course, if I had a completely free hand and chose from among anybody in history:-

PM : Attila the Hun - no more fecking asylum seekers or 'problem' housing estates
Chancelor : Jesus of Nazareth - we'll be needing some of that 'loaves and fishes' action with the public finances after Gordon goes.

I don't think Gordon will go before the election. Short of nicking the crown jewels and hiding them in Dave's wheelie bin for the police to find, Labour can do nothing to avoid the inevitable hammering that's coming their way. Nobody will volunteer to lead the Labour party into their very own Valley of Death.
 
#8
I have made no secret of my wishes to see Davis as Pm.With Dan Hannan (yes I know he is a johnny come lately,or more to the point,I am) looking like a promising natural successor.It is heartening to see such talent and potential within the libertarian corners of the tories.

As for the big book cooker? Tommy Cooper.

He has probably lost a bit of his flair in recent years but would still do a better job than catapillar eyebrows.

Edit to add...

Upon reflection thats a bit unfair on Darling,as he is only a sock puppet/fall guy.
 
#9
Isn't the PM effectively doing both jobs now with Darling as his muted animated marionette.

He (the PM) can do the work of two men, as proven, Laurel and Hardy.

In all seriousness though, David Michael Davis (Member of Parliament for the constituency of Haltemprice and Howden) as PM and Vince Cable as Chancellor of the Exchequer.
 
#10
I think if Alan Milburn stepped up it would put a few noses out of joint, Vince Cable, nice old duffer, but it's easy to talk the talk.
 
#11
CQMS said:
I think if Alan Milburn stepped up it would put a few noses out of joint, Vince Cable, nice old duffer, but it's easy to talk the talk.
I believe he has walked the walk as well.

Brief Resume

Received a PhD in Economics

Chief Economist for the oil company Shell from 1995 to 1997

Lectured London School of Economics students

Treasury Finance Officer to the Kenyan Government

Vince Cable is credited with giving significant warnings relevant to the Global financial crisis of 2008–2009 in the preceding years.

Dr Cable posed the following question to Gordon Brown, then Chancellor, during Treasury Questions in November 2003: “The growth of the British economy is sustained by consumer spending pinned against record levels of personal debt, which is secured, if at all, against house prices that the Bank of England describes as well above equilibrium level. What action will the Chancellor take on the problem of consumer debt?”

Mr Brown did not answer how he would solve the problem, merely replying that: “In the past, we've been right and you've been wrong.”
 
#12
No disrespect to Mr Cable, but in my opinion Alan Milburn is the one to watch, Gordon Brown can only lead Labour to disaster, if they can bin him soon they might stand a chance.
 
#13
I would be very happy to see a David Davis and Vince Cable alliance. Two top blokes who both appear to exude common sense. Throw Daniel Hannan into the mix and we then have a straight talking set up ready for business.
 
#14
CQMS said:
No disrespect to Mr Cable, but in my opinion Alan Milburn is the one to watch, Gordon Brown can only lead Labour to disaster, if they can bin him soon they might stand a chance.
Milburn - another marxist radical who has tried to change his spots through Blairism.

Another Labour crony full of spin and lies.

Article by Milburn, Mandelson and Byers 27 April 2004 - The Guardian.

Now that we are to have a referendum on the constitutional treaty - albeit not for some time - Labour pro-Europeans need to put their all into fighting for a decisive victory. Britain's place in Europe depends on it, as does the successful advance of a progressive, social democratic programme.
 
#15
Hjalmar Schacht to manage the money, Wen Jiabao to spend it.

Can't argue with success.
 
#17
Davis seems to be emerging as the ARRSE front runner then - shame he's no longer in the Shadow Cabinet - if any connected Tories read this... do us all a favour, rehire the experienced hands please.
 
#18
Yes, I with you on this one. Hague is coming accross as a much better bet than 'call me Dave'. Since he left the Con leadership he's acquired, I dunno, a bit more gravitas so to speak.

My ears always prick up when he has to give a sound-bite. Yes, I think another shot at the leadership would be good for the party and the country - and with Vince at the purse strings it could be a real dynamic duo.

I used to love Hague at the dispatch box ripping Tone apart.

Not sure about a fiver on Broon out of office by Sep...sadly I think he'll still be there. Home Sec will shift at the next reshuffle, of that I'm sure.
 
#19
Too much, too fast can harm any country.

So how about the following team to replace the current pair....



 
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