Shadow Chancellor Alan Johnson resigns for 'family and personal reasons'

#1
Anyone fancy a sweepstake on the reasons?
 
#4
Red Ed claims that his resignation had nothing to do with his work (so it very likely did), but the even bigger news is that the goggle-eyed madman Balls has taken his place. This could be the best possible news for the Coalition in what will otherwise be a very tough year - with two scary weirdos fronting Labour, they can kiss goodbye to any chance of a return to No 10 (and 11) for the foreseeable future.
 
#7
I was going to say that I hope it was something embarrassing but as he's a politico it would be 'king impossible. So, in that case, I hope it's for health reasons, a terrible parasitic disease perhaps.

But alas, there is no God.
 
#8
Hmmmm...i suspect further 'dippage of wick into out of bounds wax buckets'!
 

jarrod248

LE
Gallery Guru
#9
Red Ed claims that his resignation had nothing to do with his work (so it very likely did), but the even bigger news is that the goggle-eyed madman Balls has taken his place. This could be the best possible news for the Coalition in what will otherwise be a very tough year - with two scary weirdos fronting Labour, they can kiss goodbye to any chance of a return to No 10 (and 11) for the foreseeable future.
And UNITE are right behind Balls, be afraid.
 

Alsacien

MIA
Moderator
#10
If he realised he was not up for the job Ed would have moved him - I think he is too thick to realise he is too thick.
My money is on an affair and Max Clifford is on the phone to his intern as we speak.....
 
#11
even bigger news is that the goggle-eyed madman Balls has taken his place. This could be the best possible news for the Coalition in what will otherwise be a very tough year - with two scary weirdos fronting Labour, they can kiss goodbye to any chance of a return to No 10 (and 11) for the foreseeable future.
Whilst I would very much like to agree with this, I think there is a disconnect in the logic of the average voter.
They have short memories and will not connect any hardship experienced now, and over the next few years, with the 13 years of nanny state loving Labour - the current incumbents will get the blame and, sadly, I think they will be turfed out again.
 

Sixty

ADC
Moderator
Book Reviewer
#13
Pure speculation of course........

WikiLeaks just got hold of a pile of Swiss bank account details and his name is on there 15/1

Imminent arrest for expenses fraud 10/1

Affair 5/1

Affair with sheep 3/1 (F)
 
#14
I quite liked him; I'm sad to see him go. One of the few generally decent people that seemed to be in the labour party.
 
#17
I think its his inability to count that was his main issue, and insufficient time between now and the next scheduled election to teach him to count beyond 10, or as has been suggested on Guido's site in the comments he was caught having a sexual relationship with a "Henry" vacuum cleaner or Margaret Becket.

My money is on "Henry".
 

Alsacien

MIA
Moderator
#18
I think its his inability to count that was his main issue, and insufficient time between now and the next scheduled election to teach him to count beyond 10, or as has been suggested on Guido's site in the comments he was caught having a sexual relationship with a "Henry" vacuum cleaner or Margaret Becket.

My money is on "Henry".
He was a postie, of course he could count past 10 - he just could not cope with odd numbers and even numbers at the same time....
 
#19
Perhaps he slipped and inadvertently fell on someone's penis. Those bog floors can be awfully slippy... apparently.
 
#20
Whilst I would very much like to agree with this, I think there is a disconnect in the logic of the average voter.
They have short memories and will not connect any hardship experienced now, and over the next few years, with the 13 years of nanny state loving Labour - the current incumbents will get the blame and, sadly, I think they will be turfed out again.
Yes, Tories cut all benefits, Labour will claim to up the funds again, Tories will be out and Labour will reign again with all the leeches suckling on the bosom!
 

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