Sunday, 16 August 2015

THERE IS SOMEONE EVEN LESS POPULAR THAN GORDON BROWN!

It's interesting that, according to an article in the Independent tomorrow, the two big guns that have been wheeled out to put Corbyn down are far less popular than Corbyn himself.

Corbyn would decrease Labour's chance of winning an election by 10%, but Blair would decrease their chances by 43% and Brown by 45%! Horrific results by comparison. 

Of course the real horror of the Labour party would be the last leader! Ed would decrease their vote by 50%!

Horrifyingly, arch Blairout and all round bad fellow, David Miliband, would increase their chances of winning by 11%. The man is all but a Tory.

What's happened to their internal intelligence? Surely someone must have been aware that Gordon Brown is the kiss of death, so why did they haul him out of his retirement in Los Angeles to run a marathon back and forwards on the stage in London today...?

Answers on a postcard.

19 comments:

  1. Here is a reprise of Broon the Loon and his *bore me to death why don't you?* speech Tris courtesy of Stu.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_GSog7DYyA

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    1. LOL. Someone reckons that he actually walked over a mile.

      What on earth was he trying to prove?

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    2. You mean other than this?

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTKORcr1jhY

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    3. Think I have just found the ideal song that Labour should adopt as their new theme song Tris.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gO7uemm6Yo

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    4. Ha ha ... It looks painful to me!!!

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  2. Strange days, Labour founded on socialist principles arguing against socialist principles, you really couldn't make it up.

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    1. I had to laugh at Mandelson. I thought that at least he was relatively clever, if relatively evil and slimy to go with it.

      However he proved that he'd lost his sharp edge up there in the House or Aristos! He apparently tried to talk the other three into standing down so that the contest would be abandoned.

      Then someone pointed out that although the contest would be abandoned, it would simply mean that, rather like Brown (and Sturgeon), when no one goes up against you, you win!


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    2. Founded on Socialist Principles and I am hoping on Democratic Principles, seems a tough Stalinist now. I said on Wings this morning after catching a few moments of GB on the news last night that this must have convinced so many in England that they were correct to voted for Cameron. I know he was universally loathed when I used to comment on the Independent.

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    3. I think he WAS a big beast in Scotland, and a very very big beast in Fife (where I took dogs' abuse on a polling station from Gordon Brown fans), but he was never big in England.

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  3. The game is there to see for those who can.

    David Miliband "Labour" leader in 18 months time?

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    1. Bang on there Kyle.

      It's patently obvious, who they want.

      If I were a betting man I'd be looking at a few quid on David Miliband leading them into the next election.

      Just imagine poor old Kez having to rearrange all her policies to suit Jeremy for the next 18 months, and then being obliged to write a new set of beliefs to suit David Miliband!

      They should write a novel about it...

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    2. Ah but will dear little Kezia survive after the Scottish Parliamentary Elections. I tend to think we will be seeing another (boring) Scottish Branch, group leader in the Scottish Parliament yet again.

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    3. I think she has written them off Helena. I'm sure I read that she said she won't stand down if the result is bad.

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  4. It doesn't surprise me that the votes went the way they did. A right wing newspaper read by right wing labour, produces right wing results.

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    1. Yes, probably true.

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    2. Mind you... why would a right wing newspaper think so very little of Tony Blair?

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  5. It seems the Blair and Brown - ites in Labour have only one tactic - everyone else is BAD!

    e.g.

    SNP - Bad
    Corbyn - Bad
    Cameron - Bad

    And now Burnham is holding out the hand of friendship to Corbyn. When will they realise, that this is a democracy and if Labour members vote Corbyn, either support him or bugger off. The other parties know how to play the game, and generally keep criticisms of leadership candidates quiet (ish).

    Dugdale is at least smart enough to say she will work with any of the four candidates, and would not be drawn on who she would support. Labour are self-destructing, which may not be a bad thing, as we might get a party that sticks to its principles.

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    1. Well Dugdale did start off by saying that Corbyn was bad. He wasn't prime ministerial and he would leave Labour carping on the sidelines. Then she changed her mind when she saw that that went down like a ton of bricks, and that he looked like he would win.

      So, I don;t agree with her being bright.

      I do think for the rest of them... Here's the deal: If the membership votes for Corbyn, then Corbyn is the leader.

      I you like him then work with him. If you think that he is awful and that he will never win an election, then go. You're not indispensable. No matter who you are.

      Go join the Tories, or UKP or what's left of the Liberal Dems...or resign and get a proper job.

      Up to you. But don't try to tell the public that they are wrong, like you knew something we don't. That's arrogant belong measure.

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