Tuesday, May 04, 2010

I Blame Sood

It comes to something when a Labour candidate calls Gordon Brown the "worst Prime Minister Britain has ever had. But that's what's happened this morning. North West Norfolk Labour candidate Manish Sood has blasted the Labour leader and surely now faces suspension, even though he has spokenn the truth. What I don't understand is that if he really thinks this, why did he ever stand as a Labour candidate. This is the story from the Lynn News.

NORTH West Norfolk's Labour candidate has blasted Gordon Brown, calling him "the worst Prime Minister" Britain has ever had. Speaking from his Leicester home, Manish Sood (38), told the Lynn News: "Immigration has gone up which is creating friction within communities. The country is getting bigger and messier.

"The role of ministers has gone bureaucratic and the action of ministers has gone downhill – it is corrupt.

"The loss of social values is the basic problem and this is not what the Labour Party is about.

"I believe Gordon Brown has been the worst Prime Minister we have had in this country.

"It is a disgrace and he owes an apology to the people and the Queen."

In his pledge he has promised to "get back to basics" and "clean up the system" if chosen to represent the area. He added that immigration had caused "overcrowding" in Britain and the increase in people claiming benefits.

Mr Sood said: "We have to get back to basics where people can leave their money outside for the milkman without it being stolen."

The councillor – who wants Britain to return to how it was in the 1970s – has also promised to control religious education and institutions, regenerate farming and industry and give more powers to the police and teachers.

He also believes The Queen should have more respect and say in government decisions as well as bringing back the death penalty.

But Mr Sood did praise Mr Brown for lowering the interest rates for mortgage owners.

Leader of West Norfolk Council's Labour group, Councillor Andy Tyler,
said: "I disagree completely. I think Gordon Brown is the best, most experienced and most capable of all three main candidates."

From the start of the election campaign, Mr Sood declared the seat was "unwinnable" when speaking to the media.

But in the 1997 general election the Labour candidate, George Turner, beat the Conservative candidate, Henry Bellingham, with a 1,339 majority. In 2001 Mr Bellingham – who had been MP for the area before Dr Turner – was voted back in with a 3,485 majority.

With friends like these...

26 comments:

Alan said...

Shame on you.

Miss-spelling Lynn, I mean.

[Lynne is a girl's name, Lynn is a town in Norfolk - which you really ought to know!]

golden_balls said...

interesting how eager the BBC Sky and others are to report this story and yet remain silent on the Philippa Stroud issue.

Anna said...

the Labour spin on this is a delight to behold! Whether it will make any difference to a lumpen electorate ignorant of real issues and voting à la X-Factor remains to be seen.

Kcila said...

Well Iain, it shows just how desperate the Trots have got. This weekend the best that ministers (Hain, Mandy, Balls-up etc) could come up with is telling their own supporters to vote LibDem. Meanwhile Pa Broon proclaims he's invigorated by a poor woman who has been treated like dirt by his own government and more to the point by the Treasury which he ran like Stalin for ten years. For once I totally agree with a Socialist - Brown really is the worst PM we have ever had.

Just Wonderful said...

Ed Balls urges tactical voting for Lib Dems in the neighbouring North Norfolk constituency. Labour party candidate in a Tory safe seat trashes Brown. Coincidence? I know I'd be bloody annoyed if my own party leadership was advocating my supporters to vote for other parties.

pete-s said...

Maybe he is trying a unique election strategy; A Labour candidate that is honest!

Arden Forester said...

Well, I can't gainsay anything Mr.Sood has said. If he carries on like that he might just get elected!

Anna said...

PS: What is this celebrity endorsement all about? These people are actors, they give great entertainment. In common with most of the female electorate, my heart fluttered at Colin Firth's emergence from a lake with plastered shirt as Mr Darcy. I love Ross Kemp, I have boxed DVD sets of Ultimate Force. I've enjoyed the Harry Potter films. I have enduring memories of Prunella Scales' wonderful performances in Fawlty Towers.

But would any of them influence my political views? I hope I am more intelligent than that.

Roger Thornhill said...

Pegging out his tent for the Civil War to come, perhaps? Or wedging in his springboard in preparation for jumping ship to the Lib Dems.

Nigel said...

Extraordinary, isn't it goldenballs ?

All those right wing stooges at the BBC. Outrageous.

Dorian Smith said...

I wonder if any of the left on here (and elsewhere) will actually address the damaging points made by a Labour candidate?

Roger Thornhill said...

"But would any of them influence my political views? I hope I am more intelligent than that."

Because Clegg is selling soap.

Hunter-Gatherer said...

He might have a point. The Labour Party moral compass has spun around so much that Gordon Brown doesn't represent Labour values any more. Sood's realised it a bit late but at least he's realised it.

If all the Labour candidates attack Brown they might win the election. Genius strategy.

Evensong said...

Mr Sod has a lot to be commended for. Unlike the bulk of the Labour PPC he at least remembers the core values of the party - and unlike his spinless cohorts he has the courage to speak up and say what he stands for. I would never vote for him but Mr Sood has certainly got my respect for not peddling Labour's lies.

HampsteadOwl said...

I understand that Mr Sood also favours the return of the death penalty, though I am not sure whether this is for anybody, or only Gordon Brown.

No wonder Hain, Balls etc cite Norfolk as an area of the country where Labour supporters should vote tactically.

Pete said...

I think he just pines for the real Labour Party - a bit like Jihn Cruddas, actually...

Lauchlan McLean said...

Mr Dale, listen very carefully to Comrade Sood's views on TV and radio, he comes across as expressing old socialist principles verging on communist attitudes. Therefor he is not New Labour, far from it, he is one of the enemy within and after the election defeat will emerge in the reformed proper Left Wing socialist party.( We will keep the Red Flag flying ect, ect )

Judy said...

What I don't understand is that if he really thinks this, why did he ever stand as a Labour candidate.

But surely loads of very senior Labour people including current and ex Cabinet ministers think exactly the same, and plenty of them are standing. The main difference is they ensure their views are not attributed to them in the media.

FF said...

Whether he's right or not about Gordon Brown, you have to wonder at Sood's campaign tactics.

I suppose it's the masochism strategy taken to its sadistic limits. And any publicity is good publicity.

Thatsnews said...

Wonder how many other Labour candidates will see the light?

ukipwebmaster said...

Sood the lot!

Twig said...

"But Mr Sood did praise Mr Brown for lowering the interest rates for mortgage owners."

Nice try Mr.Sood, but interest rates are set by the Bank of England.
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DespairingLiberal said...

It's a strategy by Sood - he has calculated he has more chance of winning if he appears to decisively separate himself from the existing leadership. Either that or he has read the writing on the many walls and simply doesn't care any more. I suspect we may hear from some more Labour PPCs before the election and lots immediately after!

I quite liked Sood when I heard him on the radio earlier - very much a Queen and Country man, even though the "country" would be a Bennite one.

Rob Slack said...

I gather Sood joined Labour after the Raving Loony party rejected him as crackers.

Surely the worst PM was Blair. He kept Brown in office and created the hubris that allowed him to spend and spend. He bears massive responsibility for the state of the economy.

Houdini said...

Gordon Brown is not the Labour party, so why shouldn't he stand for Labour?

When we finally have presidential elections then maybe he will be wrong, but not right now.

Blair said...

Well this fellow has also stated that he wants to take Labour back to the policies of Michael Foot. So his judgement on what makes a good PM may well be suspect.