One down, a few more to go….
Part of me is slightly sorry for Brown now, as he so desperately wanted this job, only to find out that he’s utterly rubbish at it. I agree, however, PMQs has become an unpleasant spectacle. There’s no joy in seeing his suffering.
How can you feel sorry for a man who did untold damage to the country when he was chancellor starting from 1997?
IMHO, PMQ is one of the finest entertainment shows going! Perhaps they should rename it “The Westminster Charade”!
Seems to me like the female cabinet members who have walked can’t take the pressure and at a time when their leader most needs them. Just shows how weak they really are and that we’ll be better off without them!
Would the last person to leave the cabinet please switch the light out? 😆
Now, how about a general election?Posted 8 years agoSpongebobMember
BigButSlimmerBloke – Member
tyger, I mean as a person, not as a politician.
Neither. Apart from the unbeleiveable arrogance of “having ended the boom and bust” of normal economic cycles, he’s then tried to jump on every bandwagon conceivable – the fat ugly bird from big brother, the ugly bird from the singing programme, whilst all the time failing utterly to do anything about the mess he created due to his completely inept handing first of the economy, then of everything else. Totaally summed up by the fred Godwin affair – “this government doesn’t reward failure ” I believe are the words ringing in Sir Fred’s ears as he struggles to cope with a £750k pension and gets to keep his knighthood.
Sub Prime Minister indeed.
Well said BigButSlimmerBloke!
And don’t forget Gordon imposed taxes that very adversely affected private pension funds the moment he became chancellor. At a time when pension funds were performing badly in comparison to earlier years (due mainly to the trend in falling in interest rates). And today during PMQ he says he is doing everything to help pensioners. Fxxking hypocrite!!!Posted 8 years ago
mastiiles – you’ren assuming he a) is capapble of opening the cabinet and b) can manage to get the top off the bottle.
he could of course try to get one of his erstwhile colleagues to help out, but they’re more likely to swipe the good stuff and replace it with cold tea, then claim it was all a mistake before replacing it with a tin of warm, flat coke. supermarket own brand.Posted 8 years agokimbersSubscriber
yep pensions were destroyed by the holidays dreamt up by nigel lawson, and norman lamont, to his shame gordon just continued their work
and the jade and that fit singing bird stuff were only in response to retarded questions asked by the media, its not like he released a statement
he was an idiot to say he’d ended boom and bust but he presided over some of the best financial times this country has ever seen
how can history be rewritten so quickly??Posted 8 years ago
but he presided over some of the best financial times this country has ever seen
how can history be rewritten so quickly??
ehh, could it be because of the complete relaxation of financial relaxation that allowed the banks to so completely over capitalise that when one started to look shakey the country was facing a complete and utter shambles. the good work may have been started by lawson and lamont, but brown was chancellor long enough to have tightened the regulations. he didn’t because the banks and building societiees were lending money they didn’t have fuelling a house price inflation spiral that made anyone with a garden shed think they were a millionaire.
remind me what happened next? oh yeah, RBS collapse costing the taxpayer £23BILLION, and that’s only one. the car industry would be bad shape if we had one, but we don’t because our government would rather we had an “invisible money” industry rather than an economy based on actuakky making real things to sell. people losing jobs, factory closing and home owners finding out that their garden sheds were overvalued by £99,999,910. banks have closed up so tightly that it’s now difficult to get a loan, damaging businesses who are trying to sort out cash flow problems, so administration is now a regular feature of peopl’s lives. and now we have the expenses carry on. again, not brown’s fault per se, it’s been going on for a while, but has he done anything about it? nope, not till some fingers are caught in the till.
and none of this is the fault of the man who’se been running first the economy, now the country?
he was an idiot to say he’d ended boom and bust
no, if he believed it, he was right to say it. that he believed it (still does maybe?) shows how utterly misguided, delusional and incompetent he really is.Posted 8 years agoCaptainFlashheartMember
Jumped or pushed?Posted 8 years agojova54Member
Sounds like a serial quitter. In his current position GB is probably better off without her ‘support’.Posted 8 years agobreatheeasyMember
The thing is, if you were a Labour MP harbouring some aspiration to be Prime Minister would now be the time the time to throw your hat into the ring? You’d spend your year as PM deflecting (justified?) calls to have an election early, and then maybe be in charge when the Labour party disintegrates and possibly becomes a minority bit-player after the bad electin results and thus fell like you need to resign.
Better to wait another year, then at least get 4 years to play Labour leader, blaming the Tories and old Labour for the failings…Posted 8 years ago
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