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Thursday, September 20, 2007
Top Ten Other Things Gordon Brown Should Boycott
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Our Top Ten List on Vox Politix tonight will be the TOP TEN OTHER THINGS GORDON BROWN SHOULD BOYCOTT. Your suggestions please...
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Mail's predictable sense of humour.
Appearing and speaking in public.
Margaret Thatcher. Tee hee.
Spin, even if it's just for one day.
What could be the Final Response on Oct 12th?
- The Queen
- The House of Lords
- The Church
- And any other risible anachronisms you can think of
The next general election.
Tory wife beaters.
for god's sake do us a favour and actually mention the fact the Ming gave his confernece speech today. I know i'd be disillusioned if i thought you might actually praise any of it but why the silence? For the record he did give a speech and this is my analysis for anyone that gives a **** and maybe we can have a debate on this blog string?
A good speech by Ming. Empassioned, personal and on the offensive. bits of the delivery still looked a little awkward and Ming should fine tune some of his body language but this is all peripheral stuff: on the substance of what he said he was as critical of cameron as he was of brown. there was no repeat of the bungle last time round with confused messages over whether PR was a red-line in any coalition and Ming has made it unambiguous that the Lid Dems are forging a radical maifesto that has social justice and fairness at its core. I still don't feel there was enough of a theme at conference. most voters will remmeber only a handful of LD policies so they need to be sold bigger picture ideas as well as striking policy initiatives. I thought breaking the 'cosy consensus' is a great theme and i only wish that it had been repeated endlessly thorughout the past four days at conference. still, all in all ming answered his detractors and i'd be surprised we didn't see a lot of the 'angry ming' coverage in tomorrow's broadsheets. good stuff.
His own party conference - might as well get planning the autumn election!
As a persistent Ming critic, I would have to agree that he did pretty well today.
Picking his nose (and eating the pickings) in the House of Commons.
That strange goldfish gaping movement he does with his mouth.
Charlotte Corday said at 7.57pm:
"That strange goldfish gaping movement he does with his mouth?"
Isn't that what Gollum does? Has Ming picked it up on those long train journeys back to their Scots hinterland?
4micah and others - I have always thought that people overestimated Gordon Brown and that he's not even up to idiot savant level.
There's something grotesque about this individual and I think the reason for his silences is, he can't think of anything to say. He can't put a thought together quickly. This lends him an air of mystery and secrecy. We've all known people like that. At first, we don't think they're dim; we think they're deep.
Actually, I think he's coasted along on the sled of enigma for so long that people see him as someone who has access to great secrets, but isn't telling.
No normal person picks his nose in public, on the front benches of the Houses of Parliament, on interntional TV and in full view of the Opposition - most of whom were too astonished to make a meal of it - and wipes his finger slyly on his tie unless he has some kind of "syndrome". A "syndrome" no one, not even a socialist, should want in a head of government.
Brown can't think on his feet. He's not witty - most politicians are able to respond to questions with humour, at least now and then.
And he has this strange, wobbly mouth that he doesn't seem able to control. Maybe he should have had that dentist who bleached his teeth and did his root canal tether it in some way.
A halfway competent Leader of the Opposition could have had him deconstructed by now. But Cameron's such a gentleman ... wouldn't stoop to the personal ... jolly boating weather ...
Hamas, and everyone who is involved with it, including Tories like Ancram.
"No normal person picks his nose in public"
Sorry to disappoint you, but I own a framed picture of the Queen having a gloved dig, which appeared in the German magazine Stern a few years ago.
Yes, it's funny, but then again, we're all human, and sometimes we do minor, silly things without thinking about it. Not good for the image, but not a hanging crime, and by now, the joke of Brown's bogey mission is getting a bit umm, dried out, if you know what I mean. Pick a new joke, there are lots of (ahem) low hanging, juicy fruit.
The Queen's not normal. She can't be, look at the situation she grew up in and continues to enjoy. Look at the miserable heir she raised. Look at her indifference to the wreck that Britian has become. May she be Britain's last (official or unofficial) monarch.
4Mica - speaking as a former fierce royalist, I have to sadly confess that I agree with you. The Queen presided over Blair's destruction of Britain, allowing him to take an axe to our Constitution and our Bill of Rights, as well as stop teaching our wonderful history in schools and flooding the country with people whose concepts of life and god are alien to Western civilisation - and she did nothing. Thought crimes and hate crimes were introduced, and still she wasn't outraged. Still she didn't see the danger.
She could have sacked Blair and called an election yet instead, sat tight and did nothing. Then gave a Christmas speech, coincidentally enough, on the joys of "diversity" surrounded by black young people and Pakistanis.
As she didn't save Britain during the 10 years that Blair and his cohorts were gnawing at the foundations of our country, I can't see the point in having her as our head of state.
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