Tuesday, May 11, 2010

John Reid on the LibLab 'Coalition of the Losers'



Cranmer never thought he would see the day that he agreed wholeheartedly with Dr John Reid. But it is clear that he is a man of political insight, democratic conviction and moral principle.

19 Comments:

Anonymous philip walling said...

I always assume there's some hidden purpose when one of these Labour politicians publicly disagrees with another.

But maybe it takes one Scotchman to do for another?

Although we do hear Blunkett and others publicly trying to scupper the Lib/Lab accord (such as it is).

It is all very puzzling. Could any of it possibly flow from principle?

I profoundly doubt it; there's been too much double-dealing, partisan, dishonourable machination from this government to believe a word any of them says (whether in or out of office).

Come to think of it, there was one - that little ginger fellow whose name temporarily eludes me - who resigned over the Iraq invasion, and then he was heart-attacked on some Scotch hillside.

Yes, it comes back to me now, Robin Cook, who was told to ditch his wife by Bad Al on his mobile phone while he was at some airport or another, and take up with his mistress, which he did.

11 May 2010 at 10:45  
Blogger John R said...

"he is a man of political insight, democratic conviction and moral principle."

Ok, so what's he really after?
He's LieBore, there'll be a price.

11 May 2010 at 10:48  
Blogger Anabaptist said...

So, John Reid "...is a man of political insight, democratic conviction and moral principle..."

Maybe we could say, "A Daniel come to judgement." (He who has ears to hear, let him hear.)

11 May 2010 at 11:02  
Anonymous circus monkey said...

If the Libdems cuddle up to Labour they'll be allowing the intoxication that this current brush with power is giving them to put them well on the road to being effectively swallowed up by Labour. Any hope of keeping a truly seperate identity will evaporate as quickly as promises on Gordon Brown's breath.

11 May 2010 at 11:04  
Blogger D. Singh said...

Oh Your Grace!

This is wonderful! ‘Tis sweet music to the ears!

Former Home Secretary John Reid warned that a Labour-Lib-Dem coalition would result in ‘mutually assured destruction’!

Bless them!

Let them be MAD.

Where are the men in grey suits for Mr Cameron?

Where is Mr David Davis?

11 May 2010 at 11:07  
Anonymous philip walling said...

The Lib/Dems were born out of Labour and with some luck will be re-absorbed by it.
Scratch the surface, they're all bloody lefties.

11 May 2010 at 11:35  
Anonymous Mikec said...

All this is irrelevant; the Conservative party lost the election because they tried to take on the left using the left's rules of engagement.

This automatically plays their game their way.

Conservatives are seen as hard and uncaring because propaganda has told the public that Conservatives are hard and uncaring.

So stand back and start rebuilding a conservative party whilst the lib/lab pact tries to achieve the impossible.

Work to stem the unchecked leftist propaganda machine, start with the BBC and with the Dunblaine papers.

Start insisting on truth in government, and at the same time expose, expose and expose, and if some of it is Conservative sleaze well so be it.

11 May 2010 at 12:16  
Blogger Jared Gaites said...

I also agree with John apart from his notion about PR. PR was not put to the electorate but when politicians tell us it will be bad for us, then we can rightly assume that it won't.

My expert and sound advice now to Mr Clegg is to walk away from all deals now and not to take the shit with the Tories when the unleash their poison upon the UK. The Tories are devious and sly and cannot be trusted Mr Clegg.

I made some predictions on the UKIP web site about things that would take place in the new year. So far I was right about the hung parliament and correct about the LibDem Tory alliance because of no other choice. It will be very tough for Clegg to walk away from this but he must if his party is to survive the connivances of the Tories.

Walk away Mr Cleg, watch the hours and not the minutes.

11 May 2010 at 12:28  
Blogger Jared Gaites said...

Dear Mr Clegg

The country is in an awful mess and very little of it has anything to do with you. The two main parties that have plunged this nation into the slough of despond are the Tories and Labour.

You must be mental if you attempt an alliance with Labour and a handful of some of the other parties: You have NO CHANCE what so ever of repairing the mess between you and you will be punished at the next election which is imminent.

Let the Tories take over now. We have a first past the post system and they have the most seats, so let them take the helm in this certain death storm. When the nation is shipwrecked on the beach then we can start to rebuild. We will have a better case for electoral reform and I am certain you will get a referendum.

Walk away now; it is the right thing to do for the nation. If you form an alliance with either of the parties, then you will be plunged into electoral hell at the next election. DO NOT BE THE WHIPPING BOY - OR A SCAPEGOAT.

JG

11 May 2010 at 12:47  
Blogger Gnostic said...

I'm inclined to think that Labour are horrified the Tories aren't going to get creamed for taking on Labour's mess.

The Tories now have a chance to get back to their roots and behave like true conservatives. They should start at the top and get rid of Red Dave and his cronies. I'll vote conservative but I won't vote for Blue Labour. How successful the Tories are in Opposition in the next few months will be a benchmark for how they will perform in power. I'll be watching very closely and keeping my UKIP options open just in case they screw up again.

11 May 2010 at 13:00  
Blogger Manfarang said...

It's looking like a minority Conservative government.

11 May 2010 at 13:54  
Anonymous photo ex machina said...

Oh Cranmer, you do make me chuckle!

11 May 2010 at 14:05  
Blogger Rebel Saint said...

Could it be that what Dr John Reid means by "watching the minutes and losing the hours" is that he knows that the next administration - whoever it might be - has a poisoned chalice. Let Lib/Cons have it ... we'll take over when they've taken the hiding that's coming

11 May 2010 at 14:29  
Anonymous Oswin said...

It seems that Clegg is a man of several parts; currently he is manifesting as the 'Whore of Babylon'... do we need to see more?

11 May 2010 at 15:43  
Anonymous not a machine said...

Dr Reid did at least show us how stalin would rule such a tight coalition and who would suffer .

11 May 2010 at 16:22  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just watched Gordon Brown's departure speech, and Lord knows I dislike the man, and thought he was an appalling Prime Minister at the head of a malign government, but I thought he finally managed to get it right - dignified, sincere and moving. It prompted memory of a magnificent quote I heard on Radio 4 recently:

Be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle (Plato)

11 May 2010 at 20:05  
Anonymous G Eagle Esq said...

".... agreed wholeheartedly with Dr John Reid ...."

Is this a sign of the Mid-Life Crisis ...... or is it the Post-Mid-Life Crisis

11 May 2010 at 21:10  
Blogger Gnostic said...

Aaaaaand Cameron gets it wrong again...

11 May 2010 at 22:59  
Anonymous dave fordwych said...

surprised no one has remarked on the fact that reid and brown hate each other.

moral principle?

aye right!

14 May 2010 at 11:54  

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