- I know it will bring out the left-wing flamers, but I can’t help myself…
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.Posted 9 years ago
** Dan Hannan has plenty of meat for you to get your teeth into.
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.Posted 9 years ago
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.Posted 9 years agoCountMember
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 !Posted 9 years ago
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.Posted 9 years ago
No wonder Brown was chuckling. Gave it the contempt it deserved. Nice to see him getting something right.
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.Posted 9 years ago
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.Posted 9 years ago
The thought of Lord Snooty and his pals running the country is the best election weapon Brown has.
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.Posted 9 years ago
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