Thursday, December 21, 2006

Poll: Who is Your Cabinet Minister of the Year?

Which Cabinet Minister has impressed you most this year? OK, I know it's a difficult one, but do your best... Vote in the box on the left. The result will be announced after Christmas.

37 comments:

chatterbox said...

Sorry Iain, I could not vote for any of them and would have liked to be able to vote none of the above!

Praguetory said...

Looks like bloggers are more popular than Cabinet Ministers

Anonymous said...

Hi Iain, why don't you have an option for "None of the above" - That'd be my choice. I'm afraid I feel quite sick when I hear all of them speak.

Anonymous said...

It really has to be John Prescott

He is old fat and ugly, yet he allegedly enjoys the company of a string of women.

He cannot even speak his mother tongue, yet is seen as the spokesman of an entire class.

He is lazy, yet he lives like a Goldman Sachs employee.

He was sacked, but he still keeps all the perks of the job.

Compared to the sheer lack of results from any government department, this has to be called success.

wonkotsane said...

You missed off the final option:

"None of the above bunch of undemocratic, illiberal crooks"

Add it in and I'll cast my vote. ;o)

ghost of john trenchard said...

hilary benn - a genuinely compassionate man who's doing his best in the face of the awful and utterly corrupt united nations kleptocracy.

lesser mortals would have quit his job ages ago.

he is utterly wrong in his pseudo-marxist solutions, but his heart is in the right place. maybe he'll have a Peter Hitchens style mid-life crisis and go all right wing all of a sudden.

javelin said...

To be honest - none of them. I thought really hard and couldn't think of one I'd employ.

Urbis said...

David Milliband has impressed me with his tech-savvy open-democracy style. Wikis will never be the same again.

Anonymous said...

Iain - you left out None of the Above

Anonymous said...

No box for "none of these".......

When you see them listed like this you see what a bunch of liars, con-persons,idiots they are.

Anonymous said...

a pedant say....

Why can't I vote for Ropert Murdoch here?

Does't Blair sit in the cabinet. Are you making a subtle point here Iain....

What about Charles Clarke; he was superb for nealry 1/2 the year, a real competitor of Prezza.

Colin D. said...

Iain: Which Cabinet minister has impressed you the most, you ask? Now if I use the criteria of most entertaining, it would be John Prescott! On the other hand if it was the least " value for money" it would have to be Johnny Prescott. again, if it was the most, biggest lying piece of shit since Adolf Hitler, it would be a close run, between Gwenfor Mathews Prosser,[aka De tosser] [not in the cabinet, but should be] Tony Blair, & John prescottMP.

Graham E said...

Missed a trick here Iain. You should have added a sub-heading along the lines of 'which one has done the most to ensure a Conservative victory at the next GE'
Now there really would be some competition for that accolade.

Andrew Woodman said...

Like asking what your favourite sexual transmitted disease is!! No idea who to vote for.

wrinkled weasel said...

Serf has nailed it.

John Prescott it has to be.

A fat totem of the lumpenproletariat at tax-payer's expense.

His type belong in Nigeria or Kazakhstan. Fat Bastard of the Year.

Anonymous said...

Gordon Brown for making the Tories electable again.

Anonymous said...

I feel Borat should have been up there, and I notice that George W Bush is also missing.

As Lord Falconer has done such a fine job of assisting me in getting prisoners the franchise, I think it only fair that I should reciprocate and give him my vote.

malcolm said...

Some idiot voted for Des Browne.Can you tell us who Iain?

Anonymous said...

malcolm said...
Some idiot voted for Des Browne.Can you tell us who Iain?

Yeah, it was someone called Des Browne.

Anonymous said...

Surely the correct question is: which PRIME minister has impressed you most during the year?

Etzel Pangloss said...

Tony Blair,

He's still there.

Minum said...

We play a game at home, when you have to talk for a minute, advocating the total opposite of your real opinions. Half the fun is picking the topic for the next person to speak on. Iain Dale has topped it with this one, I just cant bring myself to vote for any of them.

Minum said...

We play a game at home, when you have to talk for a minute, advocating the total opposite of your real opinions. Half the fun is picking the topic for the next person to speak on. Iain Dale has topped it with this one, I just cant bring myself to vote for any of them.

John Reid said...

Quite obviously I have to vote for myself, as I believe that all the others are not fit for purpose!

hatfield girls said...

We've voted for Hilary Benn because he's really a real lord and at least they've got some manners and a sense of propriety.

peter hitchens said...

Tessa Jowell
For having the moral courage to kick her soon to be playing Carmen in an Italian jail husband out of the family home just when he needed her most.
True new labour.

Anonymous said...

Your poll would benefit from a "None of the Above" option. As would General Elections..

Tom Tyler said...

I'm no Labour supporter. However, two ministers for whom I have a certain degree of respect, are not on that list:
1. Tony Blair. The only reason Lab has been electable since '97. Seemingly hated by all these days. The only minister who ever was truly 'New Labour'. Unable to modernise due to the hordes of socialist snakes surrounding him.
2. Charles Clarke. Forced to take the rap for problems mostly not of his own making. Struck me as an intelligent, insightful man whenever I heard him speak. Left in position, perhaps he could have made the HO a little more fit for purpose.

Anonymous said...

Can we have another option - None of the above

Bill Kearns
wjkear@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Isn't it interesting that the 2 most popular choices (at least, when I voted) are the one who has nothing to do with running this country (Hilary) and the one who has nothing to do :)

Mind you, it would be interesting to see what the results would be for the same poll on DrinkSoakedTrots ...

S-E

Anonymous said...

Cabinet Munster of the year?

Has to be a toss-up between Blunkett and Prescot.

A right pair of Hermans!

james higham said...

Ian, it's not April 1st. It's Christmas. Not the time for jokes like that - it's a season of goodwill.

tom_r said...

It's ironic that I feel so compelled to vote in this little contest.

A lot of registered voters don't bother voting in elections because they don't think their vote will change anything. They can't say that with your little cabinet contest - seeing as no-one else is going to bother voting because all the candidates are such a waste of space, my vote really could win it for someone!

Very empowering, Iain.

verity said...

Oh! My! God! Patricia Hewitt got a vote! I didn't know she frequented this blog.

Anonymous said...

Revealing that this question could be posed on this blog.

Anonymous said...

Yep, Iain. You missed out the ONLY REAL all-round politician in the Cabinet - Tony Blair. A political animal that epitomises the Body Politic. When he leaves office and takes up a new post - probably made especially for him - such as International Climate Control Co-ordinator, we might actually appreciate his abilities. Looking for a legacy still, Tony? Still got plenty to give. Heart strong? Go for it, mate! When you look back ten years from now, your ten years as PM will be seen as a mere dress rehearsal.

Mark my words.

Johnny Norfolk said...

I could not vote for any of them but if I had to it would be Tessa Jowell.
She has not been able to give the BBC even more money. I hope the BBC are grateful to Labour as they have supported them through thick and thin and have been rewarded with a cut in real term.
Perhaps the BBC will take its gloves and get stuck into this government and help the country rid us of them.