Whos running the country, the Grey Report

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  1. As Harriet Harmen has gone on holiday today, and Lord Mendlscum is still mincing about on thr beaches of Corfu, the BBC web site, Nick Robinson/ Laura Kuenssenberg, are hinting that the reason the Gray report is being held up by No 10 is because nobody is driving the bus at this moment in time, god , you couldn't believe this shite if you read it in a book
  2. It's the 'Gay Report' according to Lord Pillow-Biter of the Arrse Antics.
  3. Schaden

    Schaden LE Book Reviewer

    Apparently Peter is running the country, whilst wearing shorts (we hope at least) from Corfu, while staying in a billionaires villa, via Blackberry....apparently....what could possibly go wrong you might ask?


    mike style wrote:
    Dear Gdn, uk okies, greece grt, blkbry wrkin gud.
    Mndy x
  5. Why do people think there needs to be some sort of 2IC, nothing that happens will require an immediate response, in fact Harman far from following her comds intent used the position to pursue her own agenda. Mandelson who is Prime Minister in all but name can run the country from Corfu because it's not a hands on position and anyway does anyone think that the Brown could do a better job?
  6. You're quite right, there is no one driving the bus.

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  7. So the senior members of government will not give up a few days of their holidays for the good of this country,


  8. The answer to the question posed in the thread title is:

    Mr. (UNELECTED) Mandelson and it matters not whether he is mincing about in Corfu, Coventry or Clacton on Sea, he is in charge. :x :x :x
  9. Nice to know we still have a democracy?
  10. OldSnowy

    OldSnowy LE Moderator Book Reviewer

    Interesting comment here on the position (?) of Lord Mandleson:

    "Is anyone actually missing Gordon Brown?

    Is not life rather more pleasant without him grinding on about how he is getting on with the job, without ultra-feminist Harriet Harman telling men they are all useless, and without Lord Mandelson telling the Prime Minister and Harriet Harman that they both are?

    But while Cranmer acknowledges that Ms Harmon has a degree of democratic legitimacy – having been elected to Parliament by the good people of Camberwell and Peckham, and to the position of deputy leader of the Labour Party by misguided members of that party – His Grace does not believe that the country has been governed by an unelected Peer of the Realm for almost 300 years.

    When Queen Anne died on 1st August 1714, her successor, the Elector of Hanover (George I), was in his German dominion. Baron Parker of Macclesfield was designated Regent of Great Britain, Ireland and the realms beyond the seas until the new King was able to take the Crown. He reigned until 18th September, and was the last Peer to exercise sovereign power...

    ...until the advent of The Right Honourable the Baron Mandelson of Foy in the County of Herefordshire and Hartlepool in the County of Durham, First Secretary of State and Lord President of the Privy Council and Secretary of State for Business and Secretary of State for Innovation and Skills.

    As of Monday, the Royal Prerogative will rest with him."

    From the always sensible Cranmer blog: http://archbishop-cranmer.blogspot.com/

    So, we have, for the first time in several hundred years, an unelected Peer running the Country. Socialist, eh, don't you just love those egalitarians?
  11. I have just writen to my MP Julie Morgan, as this situation is a complete urine take of everthing that the Labour Party is supposed to stand for. Cameron must be laughing his parts off
  12. 'egalitarian' - I thought that's what the Monarchy was all about? The best gets the top job.

    You don't get to be King or Queen without having the best armies, the most smarts and the most money. Of course, Labour have missed this point somewhat with their idea of 'egalitarianism' - ever since the advent of Gordon Brown, they treat our democracy as their personal fiefdom, us as their nuisance-causing serfs.

    Never mind though, we are good for something after all, with our window taxes . . .
  13. I wouldn't be in such a rush for that to get up and going if I were you. The last time Gray wrote anything on Defence it was the Robertson Review, though he heeded help with the spelling and punctuation. His only experience of Defence before that was as a freebie-loving journo, who gave the RAF a bit of a chuckle by being too fat to fit into a Tornado cockpit for a joyride. Instead he posed for pictures in a supersized 'photo-a-fatso' flight suit next to the thing.

    He sucked up to Labour with his work for Robertson, skewing the thing to suit their cost-cutting policies, and now they're on the way out he's trying the same thing with the Tories by positioning himself as a cutter of bureaucracy and waste, bidding for a seat in the Lords. He won't get it though, but he'll never know why.
  14. My bold above.

    My hope is that Mr. Cameron is WATCHING, LISTENING and LEARNING from some of the more crass stupidities of this failed government. My fingers are crossed over this but, sadly, more in hope than in expectation.
  15. The point I was making is that at the moment there is no body in the government with the authority to give the OK to release the report, their all on holiday and nobody is in charge