Spiked Online has named our dour PM-in-waiting Gordon Brown as the Miserabilist of the Year. Over the past month, spiked has been asking readers and writers to nominate the man, woman or organisation who has done most to spread doom and gloom in 2006. Gordon Brown won the stiff competition of stiffs, and was crowned King of the Killjoys today. Brendan O'Neill, deputy editor of spiked, said: 'Brown has been honoured for services to miserabilism. With his dour personality, dour politics and dour outlook on life, he is a more than deserving winner of our inaugural Miserabilist of the Year Award. 'If you thought Blair was bad, then Things Can Only Get Worse under Brown. He will be more terror-obsessed, more illiberal and more narrow-minded even than Blair has been.'
2007 looks like a fun year then...
Iain, I feel a warm glow of vindication.
He smiles every time he takes tax of the English ...
... and laughs loud every time he gives it the Scots.
Better a dour Brown than that comic Mr Blair, methinks...
Yes, he's certainly been the year's anus miserabilis.
Thanks, I had just given up drinking over Christmas but I have now changed my mind after reading all of this !!
He is very Old Labour with his tax and wast policies and I can only see more of the same from this man who is incapable of listening to others. Cheer up though he just might split up the union and save the English taxpayer billions in bribes to the Scots.
When are the English going to be ruled by the English.??
Happy Christmas !!
In that photo is he pushing his cheek up in an attempt to make it look like he is smiling?
I simply can't understand why everybody says he's gay when he is clearly such a misery.
"2007 looks like a fun year then..."
...and 2008, and 2009, and 2010, and 2011, and 2012 for you lot. Learn to live with it.
OK, well let's muster a festive laugh in the face of the inevitable political horrors of 2007 (rgds to C, who hosted this first):
Deck your foes with Fist a-clunking
(fa la la la la, la la la la)
Tony Blair will soon be bunking
(fa la la la la, la la la la)
Who will be his Scots successor?
(fa la la, fa la la, la la la)
Glasgow thug, or dour cross-dresser?
(fa la la la la, la la la la)
See the glorious years before us
(hewitt harman hain, benn blunkett blears)
Clunking-Fist will lead our chorus
(johnson cruddas straw! – suppress the jeers)
Thus you find us, hale and hearty,
(milliband validates all our fears)
What a choice to lead the Party!
(this is only going to end in tears)
You'd be sad too if:
1)you came from chilly Jocko'land
2)your dad was a man of the cloth
3)you didn't know your glass eye from your real one.
Nick Drew - Brill!
It is not Gordon Brown's fault he was given a 'charisma by-pass operation' shortly after his birth.
The only support for Brown comes from someone who actually uses the word 'methinks'? And expects to be taken seriously?
He seems to find it harder to smile than say Hilary Armstrong.
Come to think of it, who wants to say 'Hilary Armstrong'?
Gordon gives me the creeps!
" The worst government is often the most moral. One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane. But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression."
H.L Mencken Minority Report
Surely there is evidence that Brown has some relatively mild form of autism which produces a demeanour of profound seriousness and literalness, personal rudeness, the tendency either to ignore others completely or to overpower them with recitations of facts and statistics. He is psychologically flawed as Campbell said and cannot properly relate to other people, which makes him entirely unsuited to be Prime Minister.
h-g - I love it when you're bossy..
When is Gordon going to get round to washing his hair? And finding someone who can iron his shirt properly - isn't that why got he married?
Gordon says.... Pull my finger! See what'll happen - then I'll smile!
I bet he's a demon in bed!Oooohh!
Can't the man even tie his tie correctly? And he's running the Exchequer of a very rich nation? And he can't even tell a servant to iron his shirt collar? He is a sick, inadequate loser. Remember that ghastly wedding he had in the manse? I mean, darlings, the
dernier cri in drab!
Remember when the press cried out in their innocent merriment, "Kiss her!" and he screwed up his lips as though he had just sucked on a lemon and darted his head - extremely briefly - in the direction of the the face of his new "wife" and then strode off. I don't recall that he merrily held her hand as they were striding off purposefully. I seem to recall that he was off like a mechanical hare at the greyhound races.
Lovely family man, though.
Why does everyone ACCEPT without question that this truly awful individual is Bliar's successor.
If you don't want him, MAKE YOUR BLOODY VOICES HEARED. Crumbs!!!!
so and so stated:
"Surely there is evidence that Brown has some relatively mild form of autism which produces a demeanour of profound seriousness and literalness, personal rudeness, the tendency either to ignore others completely or to overpower them with recitations of facts and statistics. He is psychologically flawed as Campbell said and cannot properly relate to other people, which makes him entirely unsuited to be Prime Minister.
Either that, or he's an unbelievably arrogant t***! Have you ever seen his website? What a joke that is.
I pity HM The Queen potentially having to meet with the miserable presbyterian sod each week... What an awful prospect. It's enough to make one consider abdication.
The RCP etal are the dullest people on the planet.
They should know....
'If you thought Blair was bad, then Things Can Only Get Worse under Brown. He will be more terror-obsessed, more illiberal and more narrow-minded even than Blair has been.'
dull,dull,dull and wrong.
Permanentexpat, we're doing our best.
Well fancy Spiked online having a "Miserabilist of the Year" award..these are the people that bring you Mick Hume!
Gordon Brown, prime Minister in waiting? He has been waiting a long time already. He will still be waiting on the 12th of never, because it has been decided that I will be the next Leader of the Labour Party and Prime Minister. And rich Chancellor, Lord Protector...
I too find it baffling (although it doesn't come as a surprise), Permex, that the British are so supine. They just accept whatever is done to them. They complain, but only to each other. They never threaten their MPs with mass email campaigns, they never organise meetings to force change ... they just complain to one another.
Unless you people do something, you will get Gordon Brown as your prime minister. For stunning incompetence, a comfortable relationship with lying, having a murky, dodgy past that gives people a sense of unease, and high self-regard, he is the equal of that other great self-regarding failure, Tony Blair.
I heard he'd ben shot..why oh why?
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