TCH - next European Commissioner?

#1
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2008/jul/27/gordonbrown.labour

Apparently TCH is being bribed with this lucrative post, in order to keep him from turning on Broon. What is it with European Commission posts and lying mendacious untrustworthy failed British politicians?

Gordon Brown was accused last night of desperately attempting to buy off a deadly cabinet revolt, after it emerged that Labour's chief whip, a key player in any attempt to oust him, is being lined up for a plum job in Europe.

Geoff Hoon has come under heavy pressure, alongside the Justice Secretary, Jack Straw, to lead a delegation asking Brown to quit for the good of his party. But it has emerged that Hoon is hot favourite to succeed Peter Mandelson as European Commissioner next year.

Leading Labour rebels who want Brown out fear that the post is a prize being dangled in front of the passionately pro-European chief whip, who would normally be expected to advise a leader on whether he has irretrievably lost the confidence of MPs.

'Our understanding is that Geoff is being bought,' said one leading rebel. And in a sign that backbenchers' frustration is reaching dangerous levels, another senior Labour MP accused the cabinet more widely of being 'bloody cowards' for not revolting.
 
#2
Its called corruption.
They'll be selling honours next......
Doesn't matter wether the candidate has moral fibre or any capability of doing the job, it only matters what backhander is on offer (in this case a little help where it counts)
 
#10
petergriffen said:
s***...this may drive me to be anti-EU.....maybe :p
Steady now :D
Don't let the evidence pointing to the entire EU management being a bunch of corrupt, self serving, thieving cnuts sway your opinion will you?
 
#11
I don't see how getting rid of Gordon Brown would help Labour anyway. Can anyone here think of a member of that party that is worth voting for?

from the article said:
Gordon Brown was accused last night of desperately attempting to buy off a deadly cabinet revolt, after it emerged that Labour's chief whip, a key player in any attempt to oust him, is being lined up for a plum job in Europe.

Geoff Hoon has come under heavy pressure, alongside the Justice Secretary, Jack Straw, to lead a delegation asking Brown to quit for the good of his party. But it has emerged that Hoon is hot favourite to succeed Peter Mandelson as European Commissioner next year.

Leading Labour rebels who want Brown out fear that the post is a prize being dangled in front of the passionately pro-European chief whip, who would normally be expected to advise a leader on whether he has irretrievably lost the confidence of MPs.

'Our understanding is that Geoff is being bought,' said one leading rebel. And in a sign that backbenchers' frustration is reaching dangerous levels, another senior Labour MP accused the cabinet more widely of being 'bloody cowards' for not revolting.
OTOH: Brown may just be putting someone in the European job that also thinks our sovereignty should be given away without us having the right to a vote about it.
 

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