Monday, June 01, 2009

Tweet of the Day



"Gordon Brown told GMTV he had spoken to S. Cowell to check on Susan Boyle's progress.' What the hell has it got to do with the PM?"

@davidprever

79 comments:

Thats News said...

Wasn't that 'twit of the day' as it involves Brown?

Also

“Code of conduct to help clean up politics: Brown”: Is he to be trusted on this?

Anonymous said...

He's getting on with the job, the job people want him to do.

disgusted said...

Either

a. Brown thinks he is a celebrity and that people get a kick out of him calling, or

b. Brown thinks his soothing words have healing powers, or

c. Brown is chasing the Jack Tweed vote.

Annabel Herriott said...

So he did the poor Susan routine after he made an A-se of himself on the Today programme? Index finger stabbing on the desk? Just asking you understand!
I'd like some bright clear thinker to fisk that interview. The nation would be grateful.

Jonathan Cook said...

You never see Gordon Brown and Susan Boyle in the same room do you?

Freebritannia said...

Poor cow will be dead by lunchtime!

THE CURSE! THE CURSE!

Gordo's biggest fan said...

He is probably wanting advice on what mental clinic to deposit himself into one the PM gig runs its course in about another month.

Nigel Allery said...

Piers Morgan on GMTV said that he had spoken to Brown. Brown rang Piers. Whatever.

Picking up babies and cuddling them last week, concern over SuBo, interviews on GMTV ... is there an election on or something?

Anonymous said...

Yeah, is on the Sky news site.

Shamelessly cut & pasted from what I posted on Guido's site....

Bl**dy hell. Just read the sky news site about Susan Boyle.

Apparently the Mentalist was on the phone to Cowell & Piers Morgan last night to “make sure she was OK”

Now, much as I hate BGT and the car crash TV associated with exploiting Ms Boyle…..

Hasn’t the Mentalist got better things to do?

He’s not seen for nearly 10 days, the country is in it worst financial mess for decades, parliament is going through the worst expose for nearly 300 years and it turns out he’s been worried about Britain’s Got Talent contestants?

Puhhhleeeazzee give me strength.

It’s just the lowest of the low I think.

What about that woman who is supposedly too stupid to look after her own kid? Did the Mentalist phone her up?

Does he phone up Afhgan civilians?

Much as I think Blair is a t*sser, not even he would stoop this low to try and get coverage.

Where’s your moral compass you complete idiot???

Anonymous said...

.Some humour on a Monday morning,

Ode to Nulab

…..in the style of money for nothing.

Written (very ironically) by Dire Straits.

Now look at them Emm-Pees that’s the way you do it
You play the class card on the BBC
That ain’t workin’ that’s the way you do it
Money for nothin’ and a gaff for free
Now that ain’t workin’ that’s the way you do it
Lemme tell ya the public’s dumb
Maybe get a new house on your exes
Maybe get two seats for your bum

We gotta install cinema systems
We gotta get out of CGT
We gotta fleece the tax paying public
We gotta get our stamp duty

See the little nana with the big ears and the makeup
Yeah buddy that’s his TV
That little nana got his own jet airplane
That little nana he’s foreign secretary

We gotta install brand new windows
We gotta get ourselves free tax advice
We gotta muller all our exes
We gotta get yet another slice

I’m glad I learned to be a scumbag
I glad I learned how to thieve
Look at that MP, she got eighteen digi cameras
Man we could have some fun
And he’s up there, what’s that? Piggy like noises?
Nose in the trough like a pot belly
That ain’t workin’ that’s the way you do it
Get your money for nothin’ get your gaff for free

We gotta the dry rot sorted
We gotta get private security
We gotta get a capital gain
We gotta get a plasma TV

Now that ain’t workin’ that’s the way you do it
You play the class card on the BBC
That ain’t workin’ that’s the way you do it
Money for nothin’ and your gaff for free
Money for nothin’ and gaff for free

Toque said...

You obviously missed this tweet.

Freddy said...

Shows he's mates with Simon Cowell, 'cos Gordon's a hip cat dude thingummy.

Rab C. Nesbitt said...

If Jonah Broon has been asking for her, she'll be on suicide watch now.

http://rantinrab.blogspot.com/2009/06/boyle-has-breakdown.html

WobblyJim said...

Can anyone remind me of any one, single thing that Brown has touched which resulted in a success? Utter destruction becomes of everything he has contact with?

seebag said...

Better this than trying to run the country

Scott said...

depresing. utterly, utterly depressing.

pity he didn't check on the progress of the housing market all the while he was pumping it full of excess liquidity.

in the name of God, somebody put us out of our misery and get rid of this clown.

please.

Anonymous said...

Re: your tweet about Johnson on Heffer as prospective MP - do re-visit Heffer on Johnson as prospective Mayor.

Mirtha Tidville said...

He was just trying to find out what actually happens when the men in white coats do turn up...

Guthrum said...

its called the 'common touch', I fear after this morning's outing he is just touched

Chris Paul said...

As well as being PM Gordon Brown is a subject of her majesty that is entitled to have wider interests than 24/7 politicking. And Susan Boyle clearly does need watching. 100 Million hits vs about 5,000 last time he tried his hand at YouTube if you want to game. His mistake? Not offering a disheveled midnight croaky-oke rendition of something from Cats.

Alex said...

G Brown has full confidence in himself.

Not long to go then.

Conand said...

Cor, that Gordon Brown really dislikes Celebrity Culture!

Remember that?

Gordon, you're a totally rubbish politician. You can't even do the basics.
Meanwhile, Diversity say they want to help fix 'Broken Britain'.

The Huntsman said...

1. She is Scottish;
2. Gordon Brown is Scottish;
3. GB is a Scottish MP;
4. There are elections this week in Scotland;
5. GB would would like us to think of him as a nice, kind, compasionate person instead of a Sociopath.

Simple really.

Scary Mary said...

Hi Iain - any thoughts on this - http://scarymarytory.blogspot.com/2009/06/integrity-and-mps.html - sorry to seem like a stalker!

Dual Citizen said...

Maybe he's making sure there's a room at the Priory available for Friday

Faustus said...

And Guido will say that is why Susan Boyle lost.

FloTom said...

Still no mention of Cameron's expenses Iain? What about Howard's?

Where I come from we call that moral cowardice Iain. What do yo call it?

Before you ask I codemn Darling et all for theirs too.

T England said...

Maybe the deluded fool thinks pretending he has real human emotions might win him an extra vote, the only problem he has is that just like his smile no one belives it is genuine.

Suzanne said...

But he's "Busy getting on with the job". Just goes to show how busy he must be if he's time for such trivial crap. Call a GE you thick twat, put yourself out of the misery you are in.

Sniper said...

The Mendacious Manseman probably wants to know how he will be treated when the voters give him that well deserved kick in the teeth!

Anonymous said...

Maybe he wished her good luck before the final? Which would explain her current situation.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget that he wrote to the X factor finalists and now this year's Big Brother contestants excitedly await their letter from our glorious leader. Does anyone remember that channel 5 reality programme about colonic irrigation and so on - shame he wasn't PM then, they deserved a letter - as did Rebecca Loos on "the Farm", not forgetting the pig.

The Penguin said...

That's her stuffed then. Curse of Jonah....

The Penguin

Anonymous said...

You'd have thought that the Prime Minister has more important things to be doing than checking on the mental health of someone he has never met! And to think this is a man who said he wasn't going to be seduced by celebrities.

Harri said...

Anonymous said...
He's getting on with the job, the job people want him to do.

June 01, 2009 9:53 AM

And that is what exactly?

Scallywag said...

He is expecting to go there himself soon and was just trying to get a reference...

Michael Heaver said...

Brown clearly has nothing better to do.

subrosa said...

He's just been on Radio5live talking about her.

Jeez all the woman needs is the kiss of death isn't it. Poor Susan.

David said...

Thought GB looked and sounded demented yesterday on Marr. Slightly better on the Today program today, possibly because Evan did not let him repeatedly talk over the top of him with tractor statistics. Disappointed he didn't give us an update on Susan tho. Definitely a chance missed.

Man in a Shed said...

Brown's shallower and more shameless than a Lib Dem election leaflet ( and that takes some doing ).

Bill d'Sarse said...

Gordon Brown takes an interst in Susan Boyle.

The reason is quite straightforward. One is an individual from a small Scottish town who is suffering from delusions of grandeur after taking part and coming second in nothing more than a popularity contest and will undoubtedly end up resident in a mental institution.

The other is Susan Boyle.

Thats News said...

Anon 10:10 AM

That is one of the best posts I have ever read. Classic!

Thank you.

Julian said...

There is no low to which he
will not stoop.

Ivor Biggun said...

It started in America...

Anonymous said...

Does Broon contact the families of our dead soldiers to ask after their welfare? He's got his priorities right again.

Anonymous said...

Harri I'm as much in the dark as you are. But he insists he's getting on with the job, so he must be.

no longer anonymous said...

What a w*****

Does anybody really think that Brown gives a toss about Susan Boyle?

He's just trying to appear "groovy" and in doing so is making himself look like a total tit.

It doesn't add up... said...

Brown supports the LBGT agenda

JuliaM said...

"You never see Gordon Brown and Susan Boyle in the same room do you?"

Lol! :)

Thats News said...

Ooh, Darling, you are awful!"

Kitchen said...

The Huntsman 10.40

She is Scottish;
2. Gordon Brown is Scottish;
3. GB is a Scottish MP;
4. There are elections this week in Scotland;
5. GB would would like us to think of him as a nice, kind, compasionate person instead of a Sociopath.

Simple really.

I live in Scotland - one G brown is the local M.P.

Your number 5 is not working.....

Anonymous said...

It's one mentally unstable Scot asking after the health of another.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps he's finding out about the Priory's facilities, just in case he should need them one day....

Fausty said...

Shamelessly cut & pasted from what I posted on Guido's site....Can I post your posting on my blog and attribute it to "Anonymous"?

Anonymous said...

Listen, the guy is an odious, useless lump of dross and I can't wait to see the back of him either, but really, is this the best thing to attack him on? Lame, Iain. Lame as fuck. I'm starting to see why your favourite radio station is 5 Live. Pure, tabloid bullshit.

Anonymous said...

.. and look at this http://my.telegraph.co.uk/matterhorn

Anonymous said...

I find it staggering that Gordon Brown phoned Morgan and Cowell to check that Susan Boyle was OK and wondered if he had called the family of the two soldiers killed over the weekend in Afghanistan to see if there were OK too. Somehow I suspect not.
JD

Anonymous said...

NO, no, no - it's another smokescreen...

Brown's number was traced back to his phone and that was his excuse... he actually phoned to book a place!

Anonymous said...

Just listened to Adam Boulton interviewing Brown and it concluded with a question about D Day, Brown saying that he would have to ask French Government about failure to invite Queen. Yesterday, of course, he told Marr that would have to get a statement from the Palace. I belive this single act might be one of the nastiest things for which he is responsible and it does beg the question - why couldn't he talk to the Palace as easily as he can waste time talking to Cowell/Boyle etc.

Thomas Rossetti said...

It really is marvelous to see Britain's Prime Minister try to pander to the electorate in this way. Are people really going to think,

"What a nice man to be so concerned about his fellow Scot. Despite the cataclysmic failure he's been, I must vote for him this week."

I have just read Boris Johnson's article on Simon Heffer. It is the funniest thing I've read all year. I think he's probably getting back at Heffer for criticising him just days before the Mayoral elections, and having to take the wrap for that Liverpool "victimhood" thing in The Spectator (which Heffer actually wrote).

If Heffer values his reputation, he simply has to stand.

Elby the Beserk said...

And we now have him announcing there may have been Brits in the plane that crashed earlier today.

Perhaps his future is announcing train times at some god-forsaken outpost in Scotland?

Anonymous said...

Poker players often talk of "tells" - ie - when their opponents give away things via body language.

Brown has a classic "tell" - that inane and deeply disingenuous grin. Just watch any of his speeches, or his TV interviews - like the one with Marr

"..offends my Presbytarian conscience...." grin

I never thought I could be so repulsed by a politician. Brown makes me feel physically sick.

Martin said...

Some left wing tool was just on Simon Mayo's left wing show (some prat called Jonathan Coe) slagging off Thatcher blaming HER for the current economic mess. Mayo of course allowed this crap to be spouted without any cross examination.

The BBC really are trying to keep McPrat alive.

Unsworth said...

What crass behaviour. Brown is utterly deluded - completely out of touch with reality. Here he is is spending his time ringing celebs to get them to check on the progress of other celebs - and wanting us all to know about it.

In the meantime the whole economy is going down the tubes - along with the entire Labour Party, there are elections going on etc etc etc.

This man is seriously mentally unwell.

Liz said...

I'm boggling at the timeline here - the Air France plane went missing well before he announced on GMTV that he'd been calling Simon Cowell on our behalf, but he didn't mention the air disaster at all in his TV interview and only got round to making a statement about it this afternoon.

You couldn't make Gordon Brown up.

Verity said...

Disgusted - v funny!

Bigpond said...

How about this one:

"I do fear that there may be some British citizens on board. We are doing all the checking that is necessary."

Nigel said...

He's considering giving her a peerage and a place in the Cabinet ?

Nigel said...

>>Simon Mayo's left wing show<< ??

And I thought Brown was paranoid.

disillusioned Dale blog reader said...

Er, one is a hairy, fat, ugly, Scottish, great big girl with a strange desire to rub shoulders with Celebs like Simon Cowell - and the other is Susan Boyle.

Forgive me, did I misunderstand the question?......

andanotherthing said...

Do you know what makes me utterly sick about this man? Its how totally shameless he is.
Yesterday we had the bizarre interview with Andrew Marr with Brown claiming that as far as MPs expenses were concerned he proposed changes long ago, he`d done this and he alone had done that. Etc etc, and than today as well as getting on with the job that hes always telling us about, he found time to get on the comfortable GMTV sofa and announce to the world that he`d phoned Simon Cowell and Piers Morgan to check on the wellbeing of Susan Boyles. How nice of him, but on the day that the latest victims of the fighting in Afghanistan were released, did he phone their familys to offer his condolences? NO. Has he spoken to ANY of the familys of soldiers killed in Afghanistan? NO. Has he been to Brize Norton to comfort the familys of the dead as their sons and daughters coffins are offloaded from the planes on their final journey home? OF COURSE NOT. Brown is scum. A worse opportunist than Tony Blair and thats saying something. WHY CANT WE HAVE AN ELECTION NOW?

Fox in sox said...

Apart from the issue of "getting on with the job" there is a serious issue of medical confidentiality here.

I understand that a woman is in a psychiatric hospital, in a delicate state. There should be no information released to any one, not even next of kin, without her express permission, assuming that her state of mind allows her valid consent. For a non relative to enquire and then apparently receive and dissemminate a report is a gross infringment of medical confidentiality.

The man should be ashamed of himself.

SHB said...

Iain, no blog on Brown's performance on 'Today'?

More of the same following on from the Marr interview yesterday. He even mentioned help for people with mortgage difficulties again - neither Marr nor Evan pulled him up on it - 2 people/families helped so far this year - circa 35,000 (anyone confirm) people have had their homes re-possessed YTD. Why does no one go for the jugular on this everytime he mentions it.

The loans and working capital facilities for small businesses is just as much of a joke as well.

On a seperate issue; is there anyway to get an FoI response to the Queen's non-invite to France before Friday?

Anonymous said...

Brown said on Sky that McBride was sacked. I thought he resigned. Big difference.

Did anyone get the real story through FOI?

Geo said...

Perhaps Susan Boyle will phone up straw and ask how brown is when he finally has his breakdown! That would be a nice touch.

The Nameless Libertarian said...

One ugly failure supporting another. Makes sense, really.

Cynic said...

was this as well as or instead of spending every waking moment think of real things to help real families

Anonymous said...

GB is obviously having some interesting conversations these days. On the Today programme this morning he told Evan Davis he had asked "Sir David Kelly" to investigate. It's all getting quite strange.

Gongdonkey said...

The well-being of Susan Boyle is as much to do with Brown as Hoddle as England Manager was to Blair when he was P.M. - on GMTV too, I believe. Bugger all !
He disappeared off the radar for ages then, once he'd left it too late and even Cameron had made him look useless, he's suddenly appeared everywhere doing me, I, me, me, I. With over 40 ministers you'd think at least some of them wouldn't need him micro-managing every department and news item.