Saturday, April 19, 2008

Labour Candidate: Wake Up Gordon!

Labour seem to be in self combust mode at the moment. After the Angela Smith debacle and then yesterday foru more PPSs breaking ranks it's not time for Labour candidates to get in on the act. THESE words on LabourHome from Labour PPC for Westmorland & Lonsdale will provoke further fury from the Dear Leader. Here's what John Wiseman thinks of his glorious leader...

I seem to be in the middle of a nightmare at present. The BNP are standing all over my home constituency. Everyone seems depressed where I am standing for parliament. Gordon has decided to take money away from his core vote, PPS's are threatening to resign!! When are we going to wake up!!! There is hundreds of councillors who are going to lose their seats if Gordon doesn't listen. I am asking please Gordon for the last time wake up and smell the coffee and save the party as in rectify the tax change!!!

With Regards

John Wiseman
PPC Westmorland and Lonsdale
I suspect Mr Wiseman's career in the Labour Party may be shorter than he had originally envisaged.

Another man whoe career prospects in the Labour Party have not beenenhanced today is Tom Clark. Tom who? He was a special adviser for four years and has written the most superb article in today's Guardian. Read it in full HERE. If you;re not tempted by his conclusion, you should be!

There are times when a prime minister is put on the spot, and he has to decide in an instant which side he is on. Surrounded by Chinese security guards recently, Brown stood next to the Olympic torch but refused to actually hold it, a scene that made plain that the frontman part of the job is better done by intuition than calculation. Such ineptitude could be forgiven if Brown were prepared to stand up and fight for the policies he believes in. But less than a year into his premiership I am starting to worry that the fog of fear has thickened to the point where he could struggle to chart a course through it. To quote another of his favourite lines for closing meetings, "I'm afraid it's all very difficult."


Anonymous said...

'There is hundreds of councillors who are going to lose their seats if Gordon doesn't listen'

Too late, everywhere they shut a post office for a start and then start thinking about the 10p effect!

Baldwin said...

I read the article earlier and its just further evidence that unelected Brown is unfit for the job.

Tim Leunig said...

Tom is way to independent to want a career in the Labour Party. He always has been, he always will be.

PS His name is Clark, not Clarke.

Anonymous said...

As a spectator sport watching the labour party tear itself to pieces has no equal.

Brown is like some bag of offal in the sea torn to shreds by sharks.

Now gordon knows how Blair felt when he was being a traitor.

Anonymous said...

Now Laboour understand how us Tories were feeling 12 or so years ago!!

Anonymous said...

I suppose the readership of here and Labour Home don't cross over that much, fair enough, but from John Wiseman's postings there he is quite, quite, bonkers. I suspect there is a little more loyalty from most of the rest of Labour.

Anonymous said...

The problem for NL is that Gordon can not be sharper, he could act sharper, but he can't act.

It's not just the seats that are going in May - it's the entire NL infrastructure being swept overboard.

Anonymous said...

The poor quality of his English grammar must be the result of Labour controlled education. It's even worse on his website.

Anonymous said...

"We will put it to the British people in a referendum"

Gordon Brown on the EU constitution/constitutional treaty in 2005.

"I see no reason to recommend to the British people that there should be a referendum"

Gordon Brown on the EU constitutional treaty 2007.

That says it all. Brown's a lying traitor and therefore unfit to hold any position in a government, let alone PM.

Anonymous said...

Damn you Iain Dale, I've had that bloody Proclaimers song stuck in my head all day now.

Anonymous said...

Fings aint what they used to be

They've changed UK irrevocably
Now it looks like Lockerbie
Fings aint what they used to be.

MPs behave like louses
Claiming thousands for their houses
Fings aint what they used to be

There used to be trams
Not very quick
But gotcha from place to place
Now there's just jams
No one can find a bl**dy parking space

Gatsos and parking meters
Stuck outside our homes to greet us
Fings aint what they used to be.

It used to be fun
Dad and old mum paddling down Southend
But now it aint done, never mind chum
Paris is where we'll spend our Social

Our once green land with loadsa space
We don't recognise the place
Fings aint what they used to be

Brown, he loves to shock us all
With tax cuts that aint tax cuts at all
Fings aint what they used to be

We used to be free to do we want
To say anything we pleased
That's now non-PC
Now it's Newspeak - for YEU and me

Watched everywhere by camera zooms
We're zooming in on Gordon soon
Gord! Fings aint what they used to be :)

Anonymous said...

"To quote another of his favourite lines for closing meetings, "I'm afraid it's all very difficult.""

GB doesn't really close meetings with those words? Surely?

Richard Gadsden said...

PPC for Westmorland and Lonsdale is hardly a position from which to expect much of a career in the Labour party anyway - it's a LibDem-Tory marginal with the Labour vote squeezed out of sight

Anonymous said...

John Wiseman comes across as a traditional grass-roots Labour candidate, from which we can safely infer he's thick.

If he has noticed the Labour ship listing, it may be about to capsize.

Note on his spelling/grammar: he has worked as a teacher and in the education sector of his union.