Friday, May 23, 2008

Gordon Brown - Britain’s worst prime minister

There have been some bad prime ministers, there have been some ineffectual ones, and there have been some manipulative and deceptive ones, but Gordon Brown must superlatively be the worst. And those who installed him cannot say they were not warned. David Miliband, John Hutton, Frank Field and many others told us quite clearly what we might expect if Gordon Brown became prime minister, and doubtless there are many this morning who are now wishing they had heeded these words of warning.

Mr Hutton was right.

But Mr Miliband was mistaken. Not only did it not take six months for the realisation to dawn, but Cranmer does not hear clamour for the return of Mr Blair. Instead, there is a demand for emphatic change.

Mr Brown has been Prime Minister for just a year, but he is manifestly tired, devoid of ideas, and has failed to connect with the people. He has no charisma, and is tediously dull to listen to. In fact, Cranmer can’t be bothered. Every time Mr Brown speaks, his monotonous grunting grates with the ears, for there is no music in his soul, no levity to his spirit, and even Mammon has deserted him.

And if the resounding Conservative victory in Crewe is anything to go by, even traditional Labour supporters are no longer prepared to give him the benefit of any doubt. Their by-election campaign was unremittingly negative, class-based, crude and patronising, and establishes beyond doubt that ‘anti-Tory’ feeling can no longer be relied upon to persuade people to vote for Labour. Of course, a by-election result cannot be taken as an indication of a general election performance, but it is the mood that matters. The Conservative Party is no longer the ‘nasty party’ from which ‘middle England’ flees, but it has at last once again become the party of the majority. It represents hope, optimism, renewal and change. The Conservative Party has at last rediscovered the means of bridging the gap between itself and the electorate.

And now we face two years of ineffectual government as Labour enters an apocalyptic period of turmoil and self-destruction. More than 100 Labour MPs are waking up to the reality that they are certain to lose their seats at the next general election. And there will be a breakdown in discipline as the New Labour edifice crumbles and members assert that the party is no longer sufficiently left wing. And there will be more nationalisations and strikes, and the spectre of the late 70s, which Tony Blair did so much to dispel, shall return.

And Gordon Brown’s decision to not call an election a year ago will go down in history as one of the greatest political blunders ever, for he most certainly would have won, and the Conservative Party would now be navel-gazing, contemplating another change of leader, and debating once again whether neo-Thatcherism was the cure for Majorism.

Instead, 2010 now looks like the dawn of a new age.


Blogger ultramontane grumpy old catholic said...

The worst Prime Minister, Your Grace?

Worse than Neville Chamberlain? Antony Eden and Edward Heath were no great shakes. Harold Wilson didn't do us many favours either though I voted for him. (My Mum had no time for him ever since she heard about him lording it and throwing his weight around in a Bootle chipshop when he was at the Board of Trade)

Anyway, with the great victory at Crewe and Nantwich (heh, heh, heh, heh), we shall have some fun over the next few months watching these charlatans run for cover. Hopefully the Blair babes and the Brown harridans will be leading the gadarene stampede

23 May 2008 at 10:56  
Blogger gord said...

Well to put it simply every body from the top to the 2 million people stood outside pubs in the rain, have a grievance against labour coupled with the fact we have an incompetent unelected unpopular scot as prime minister.

23 May 2008 at 11:09  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gods judgement has and is falling on this immoral party. Brown as leader is taking the brunt but all the NuLabour brown shirts are to blame.

23 May 2008 at 11:35  
Anonymous Nothos said...

Labour leader's do have this nasty habit of not calling an election at the right time, don't they?

Still, all the better for us :)

23 May 2008 at 12:35  
Anonymous mickey said...

We're not out of the woods yet. Where will we all be in two years time? It's the stuff of nightmares!

23 May 2008 at 12:36  
Blogger The Heresiarch said...

Is he really worse than Lord North?

Blaming the leader is the obvious refuge of the desperate party workhorse or the personality-obsessed media, but deeper forces are surely at work. Brown is merely picking up the bill for the damage that he and Blair inflicted on the country for 10 years. He's still there, so he gets all the blame, while Blair buys up listed buildings and his unspeakable wife reads her "book" on Radio 4. Which is slightly unfair, all things considered.

23 May 2008 at 12:43  
Blogger mongoose said...

Yes, it is unfair but such is life. Unfortunately for Prudence she brings to the job one-tenth of the political nous that Blair brought to bear. Horrible, lying swine that he was, he was a class act. Gordon is but a circus clown of a politician. He is doomed to suffer the most devasting catastrophe come the next Election. Good grief. One almost feels sorry for him.

23 May 2008 at 13:18  
Anonymous archie wedderspoon said...

Not even Gordon Brown can hold a candle for badness to Gough Whitlam, who was prime minister of Australia from 1972 to 1975. Not in the UK, I know, but for me he is the absolute touchstone of prome miinisterly incompetence.

23 May 2008 at 13:25  
Blogger Johnny Norfolk said...

This is the begining of the end for Labour.

Labour has acheived most of what it set out to do when it was formed in the last cent.

Most of what they wanted is now covered by legislation. They tried to change with Blair and failed, and will now go back to their roots. Their job is done and they will die as a party. Our country can now get back to reality. The Lib Dooms now need to shift to the right and rid themselves of the old SDP influence.

This day has been a long time comming, but thank the Lord.

23 May 2008 at 15:07  
Anonymous Jim Mouse, Jr. said...

A do-nothing PM is much better than an activist PM. In other words, Broon is to be preferred over Bliar.

23 May 2008 at 17:09  
Blogger Harry Hook said...

"Gordon Brown - Britain’s worst prime minister" ???

He doesn't deserve, or even has the ability, to excel at anything.

23 May 2008 at 18:47  
Blogger Homophobic Horse said...

Please list all the acts of New Labour that you dislike the most.

23 May 2008 at 18:51  
Anonymous oiznop said...

Horse, it's got to be the attack upon centuries of Christian tolerance. Christianity is now beneath 'gay rights' and all other minority agendas, and that's not just something to dislike - it's abhorrent.

23 May 2008 at 21:00  
Anonymous hear o israel said...

your grace
i am wondering too if the nation has been denied its christianity over the years in a more deliberate attempt than i had realised .

i saw a program entitled "am i normal" in which Dr tanya byron , looked at religous devotion , she sat and observed a man walking the streets doing the usual all sinners will perish, highlighting that he may be depressed and he wasnt normal, this was then contarsted with a carmalite monastary , she approved of that , locked away none interaction .

suggest you see if you can take a look at your grace , how interesting it might have been if she had spoken to archbishop sentimu , to see if physcology was limited rather religon.

to repond to topic as clint eastwood once said "every mans gotta know his limitations" , seems as though our pm doesnt know he has any , despite what the voters of crewe and nantwitch have said

23 May 2008 at 21:13  
Anonymous Sir Henry Morgan said...

Mongoose said: " One almost feels sorry for him."

Almost ... but then the inner self reasserts control and one laughs oneself stupid.

23 May 2008 at 21:15  
Blogger mongoose said...

Sir Henry, it is I admit an impulse too strong to resist. The sheer horror of the poor eegit's predicament must be all but too much - after all those decades of building and manoeuvring, ducking and diving, lying and conniving. Oh dear. It profits a man not to give up his soul for the whole world. But for this, Prudence?

23 May 2008 at 21:24  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your Grace;
Might I suggest that the several thousand 'natural' Labour voters that switched to the Conservatives at C + N did not do so because they were persuaded of the finer points of Mr. Timpsons policies.
Nor those of Mr. Camerons cuddly new Toryism.
It is, perhaps, more a general backlash against the conformist control regime now in place ( much of which is enforced by Conservative local authorities but never mind)

Excellent idea Mr. H. Horse.
After Gords "2 million people stood outside pubs in the rain"

10 million householders with numerous wheelie bins cluttering up their front gardens facing surveillance and the constant threat of fines or worse if they fail to bow down to the false God of Greenery.

24 May 2008 at 06:06  
Anonymous steadmancinques said...

'Everyone agreed that he (Galba) had all the ideal qualities to reign as emperor- until he became one' Suetonius, Lives of the Twelve Caesars.

'Galba's primary concern during his brief reign was in restoring state finances, and to this end he undertook a number of unpopular measures, the most dangerous of which was his refusal to pay the praetorians the reward promised in his name.He further disgusted the mob by his meanness and dislike of pomp and display.'

24 May 2008 at 10:24  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like an ancient mariners tale, the curse of Jonah the one eyed son of the manse, dooms everything his cyclopsian eye beholds.

Could someone be kind enough to stick a pencil in it?

25 May 2008 at 11:53  
Anonymous USpace said...

The small blessing of Gordon Brown will hopefully be the sacking of many of Labour's fools. Out with Labour! May God save the UK!
Gordon Brown is a Leftist moonbat in a suit deluded by the evil siren song of utopia. He's not trying to destroy the world. He actually believes that Leftist and Multicultural crap he's peddling.
absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
expand the welfare state

favor the immigrants
till the natives vote you out

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
give your country away

to those unelected
by your citizenry

absurd thought -
God of the Universe wants
ONE world government

on the way to Star Trek

Philosophy of Liberty Cartoon
Help Halt Terrorism Now!


27 May 2008 at 05:02  
Anonymous Peter Mc said...

Your Grace, Mr Hutton may have a fine way with pottymouthed epigrams but the idea that he is being considered a potential successor to Mr Brown worries me.

His amphibian eyes and hyperactive manner suggest thyroid problems, not a good person to have in charge iof The Button. Nor, though I suspect is a depressive with a temper. Perhaps Mr Hutton could go and have the crossed candles put his throat on St Blaise's day. It did my mother no end of good. It cured her throat but a piano fell on her a few days later.

28 May 2008 at 19:30  
Blogger Dissenter said...

''''He is doomed to suffer the most devasting catastrophe come the next Election. Good grief. One almost feels sorry for him.'''

One should strongly resist the temptation.

One of his first and most defining acts in his first budget was to insert a concealed £5,000,000,000 a year tax on savers. It took 3 days for the financial pundits to discover it. He is a bigger pension thief than that other former Labour MPO, Robert Maxwell. It wouldn't have matttered so much if th emoney had been wiseluy invested.

He also claimed to be prudent while committing vast sums of present and future tax revenues to NHS and other PFI schemes which were basically off balance sheet borrowing which has heavily mortgaged our children's future.

So, a liar and a thief-and when it counts, (just like Mrs thatcher ) as pro-abortion as Dennis Skinner. Supported Blair on criminally insane invasion of Iraq too, although sly about it. It hurts that he calls himself a Christian.

29 May 2008 at 21:46  
Blogger Dissenter said...

And he sold off most of Britain's gold reserves at the bottom of the precious metal market cycle. It looked like a serious misjudgement at the time, it looks much worse now that gold has risen so much. You'd get a bullet in the head for that level of wasteful incompetence in China.

29 May 2008 at 21:50  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gordon brown is a bad primister because after he be came prime minister the has been a increase in crimes

9 June 2008 at 09:50  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mps should have voted john mcdonnell,bet they wished they had now

22 May 2009 at 00:24  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read a lot of he failed, he is no good, and every other reason why people do not want Brown to be PM, but not one iota of exactly what he did wrong. Was it because he is a Scot, does it have something to do with religion, what?

13 May 2010 at 12:16  

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