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  • Premier Icon Stoner
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    Given the unsurprising silence from the BBC* on this, I think it deserves an opportunity for airing here.

    After Dear Gordon did his standard-issue dirge to the EU Parliament yesterday, a right-wing MEP got a chance to make a follow-up speech to the assembly.

    Now, deadlydarcy, TJ, SFB, Grizzly, noteeth etc, Im perfectly happy for you to wade in here**, and indeed you can play the man or the ball as you see fit, but in the UK it’s virtually unheard of for any elected opposition voice to be given a platform to directly attack the government and it’s prime minister with language unrestricted by parliamentary convention, let alone to use it with such eviscerating potency.

    The video is only 3 minutes long so you’ll only lose the briefest moments of your life if you watch it. 🙂

    * comments section on BBC European reporter Mark Mardell’s blog emphasise the lack of BBC coverage.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/markmardell/2009/03/eurogordon_steps_into_line.html
    ** Dan Hannan has plenty of meat for you to get your teeth into.

    *Pulls up a chair*

    Too early for a drop of claret? Hmm.

    MrNutt
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    haha! he’s **** fantastic!!

    Premier Icon jimmy
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    And Gordon sits there chuckling away.

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    far too early.

    Earl Grey now.

    A nice Loire red after 18:00 hrs 🙂

    Premier Icon BigDummy
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    He sounds exactly like an Oxbridge student debater in the Union. 😀

    Regardless of the truth or otherwise of any of it, it cannot be conducive to good EU government to have partisan UK-centric squabbling going on on the floor of the European Parliament, can it?

    *Checks yardarm*

    You’re right, you know.

    Slice of lemon in mine, if you wouldn’t mind.

    jimmy – Member
    And Gordon sits there chuckling away.

    Surely someone has told him that there are better ways to bear yourself when it is likely that you are to be on screen? It’s really rather embarassing to see him, as the representative of the UK, do that leering grin.

    Excellent, thanks for that.

    Premier Icon BigDummy
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    Captain, laughing like a chimp and scribbling notes while your oponent is speaking is standard University debating stuff too. That really is the level. Statesmanship it ain’t. 🙂

    Premier Icon ransos
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    Why would someone having a go at Brown upset the left wingers?

    will
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    That was funny!

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    bloody-hell, I dont know how many mountain bikers give a fig about politics but in the last 25 minutes the “watched” counter on you tube for that clip has gone from 36,000 to 79,000! 😯

    noteeth
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    Already seen it. I’m no friend of el Gordo – look at his cheery self-delusion…! But neither do I care much for oleaginous Tories… 😈

    Simply pointing out that the horse has bolted is a rather different thing from actually running the stable. We’ll see, I guess.

    Crayola
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    I put it on my Twitter… I’m well followed.

    alwyn
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    Amen to that, so true too. That’s why I’m leaving as soon as I get a degree.

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    Simply pointing out that the horse has bolted is a rather different thing from actually running the stable. We’ll see, I guess.

    very true, comrade. But the “pointing out” is so much more fun when the target continues to be so beligerently arrogant about his lack of culpability or humility in the matter.

    Count
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    Odd to see GB not able to front up to this, no authority in reverting to false grins and doodles in the face of this sort of criticism.

    Imagine how Thatcher would have handled this, without getting caught up in a pro-or-not Thatcher debate, ever her most ardent critics would recognise the strength of a conviction politician in adversity versus one focussed purely on the possibility of being elected properly for a change.

    Whilst I admire the speech, it does make us look bad on the global stage when the leader of our country sits there with a stupid grin. I would actually prefer a more US like stance where we might have differences on the domestic political stage but in public on a global/Euro stage maybe we should be more united behind the occupant of No 10 – even those of us who hope he moves soon !

    AdamW
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    Problem is we’ve either got Labour: (now) right wing and heading more so, or the Conservatives: right wing.

    No left wing in sight. The right bashing the right.

    It would be better if they just stuck to bashing the bishop!

    Wow, powerful stuff (snigger). Idiot plays party politics at the expense of UK prestige in EP. Backed up by strong counter policies by his own party back home – not.
    No wonder Brown was chuckling. Gave it the contempt it deserved. Nice to see him getting something right.

    grizzlygus
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    ‘Tory MEP talks shite and is selective about the truth’ shocker.

    noteeth
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    Whilst I admire the speech, it does make us look bad on the global stage

    Have some respect! We look exactly like any small, bankrupt country should.

    I eagerly await “Government by blogosphere” – inwhich PMQs is replaced by a series of snide exchanges and petty insults. Heavy on just moaning about stuff and short on actual solutions, it will mark the final triumph of paranoid tin-foil hattery-twattery – e.g. the socialists want to control your garden lawn, the right wants to privatise your grandmother etc etc ad nauseum. Forever.

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    ad nauseum, ad infinitem

    rubbish education you get at some universities these days eh? 🙂

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    Idiot plays party politics at the expense of UK prestige in EP.

    fair play to that particular idiot, he actually holds the forum in which he spoke in contempt so he probably couldnt give two hoots what was thought of the UK on that stage.

    Sounds like a true patriot

    noteeth
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    rubbish education you get at some universities these days eh?

    Forever or ad infinitem – whichever is longer.

    Sheesh, these fen-dwellers… it’s like you have to explain everything. Twice. 8)

    noteeth
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    Sounds like a true patriot

    The mythical island in his head…

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    He sounds exactly like an Oxbridge student debater in the Union.

    I kept expecting him to move onto “history today” – that’s you that is, Gordon !

    soobalias
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    slow hand clap for alwyn,

    its the like of you that make this country what it is today.

    slow hand clap for alwyn,

    its the like of you that make this country what it is today.

    In fairness, I’m happy to see all the emigrees go. Who needs all that negativity ?

    Marvellous stuff from Hannan- why isn’t Cameron getting stuck in like this back in Blightly?

    IanMunro
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    Given the unsurprising silence from the BBC* on this,
    I haven’t checked, but have ITV/ Sky etc given any greater coverage of this?
    Good speech though.

    Of course, let’s not forget the current record holder for a UK political video on YouTube….

    nice little snack during PMQs

    Totally SFW, but best not to watch if you’re just tucking in to a tasty dinner.

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    Its on a Sky blog now, so at least on their radar. Robinson and Mardell have simply avoided discussing it despite the comments on their news blogs. Nowt on ITN yet though. For equality’s sake then I shall pitch my ire at all the mainstream media then 🙂

    why isn’t Cameron getting stuck in like this back in Blightly?

    Minor party members sniping from afar is one thing, Cameron having to support his attacks on the weight of his own flimsy ideals is quite another. Lets face it, if the opposition was worth anything at all, this govt. would be out on it’s ar5e already.
    The thought of Lord Snooty and his pals running the country is the best election weapon Brown has.

    noteeth
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    The thought of Lord Snooty and his pals running the country is the best election weapon Brown has.

    CFH, 5, 4, 3, 2…. 😀

    Don’t worry about him. He’s been on the claret since 4.30.

    noteeth
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    Don’t worry about him. He’s been on the claret since 4.30.

    Him, with his reputation, in a STW politico thread? Has no one thought of the consequences?

    grizzlygus
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    Quote : I know it will bring out the left-wing flamers

    Doesn’t really seem to have done that – has it ?

    However ……… representing a party which is completely incapable of coming up with any constructive alternatives to this government failed economic policies. And mindful that the sh1t which Britain finds itself in today is to a very large extent the result of previous Tory governments disastrous policies, CaptainFlashheart is compelled to offer nothing more than a video of someone picking their nose.

    That was predictable.

    noteeth
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    someone picking their nose

    More stylish than fiddling whilst Rome burns, no?

    To fiddle or to pick – surely, one of the great political questions of our age.

    smiling stupidly in the face of criticism seems to be our Glorious Leader’s way of coping.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0h9dLMWF4E

    El-bent
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    smiling stupidly in the face of criticism seems to be our Glorious Leader’s way of coping.

    I don’t know, perhaps he can see the hypocrisy of including Lafarge and EU in the same sentence.

    grizzlygus
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    To fiddle or to pick – surely, one of the great political questions of our age.

    Can’t think of anything more important

    gusamc
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    The facts seems to indicate that quite a few are on the fiddle ……

    noteeth
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    Bad thing to admit, but I could handle being fiddled with by Caroline Flint – even though I despise NuLab. I’d just pretend that she was one of the Corrs.

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