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Gordon BrownDead soap character preferred over Gordon!

Just been having a good look through David Miliband’s election leaflet which is currently being delivered across the South Shields constituency, and I could not help but notice that the man on the left (Gordon Brown, the Prime Minister, Mr. Miliband’s boss) doesn’t even get a look in. That’s right, no picture, no words of thanks or praise, no quotations,zip, zilch, nothing at all. It’s as though Labour’s Prime Minister has been totally air brushed out of the campaign – gone, vanished!

In his place we get pictures and/or quotes from South Shields “celebs” Ken Gibson, Ray Spencer, Bashir Malik, and dead soap character Vera Duckworth who joins Miliband in repeating the lie that there are more policemen on the beat! We can also see pictures of a man more used to inter galactic space travel, which is pretty apt considering the miles that Mr. Miliband is putting in to stay out of South Shields!

So just why is the Labour Party doing their level best to help us forget about Gordon Brown? Was it something he said, or done, or should have done, you know, like face an election to become the leader of the party or something? I’d not be surprised to learn that the only constituency in the UK to feature the PMs mug on a Labour leaflet might be Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath!

When they come knocking on your door, ask why they are so ashamed of their Prime Minister.

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Written by curly

April 20, 2010 at 9:30 am

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  1. Beat me to it Curly. Gary Barlow, Liz Dawn, Eddie Izzard et al – is party politics so lacking in distinct identity that they have to try and catch some second hand celebrity sparkle?

    Liz Dawn, seriously David? You couldn’t think of someone more inspiring? No other psuedo working class stereotype actors available? Is that really the lens through which you see South Shields?


    April 20, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    • It.s bad enough having American Presidential styled elections as they are, but the introduction of celebrity endorsements (from whatever party) really gets up my nose – another Americanisation! Yes, I know it isn’t new, it still isn’t good though, can they not let the policies speak for themselves?


      April 20, 2010 at 6:35 pm

  2. There’s a Labour leaflet for the local elections doing the rounds in Whitburn. I’ve had a few calls about it. It claims the Conservatives are going to scrap the Winter Fuel Allowance, OAP bus passes…… Are there no depths Labour won’t stoop too? Frightening pensioners in this way is really quite shameful.

    ConHome reported on this too:

  3. Remind me on few promises of years gone by Curly.

    Who said shortly before the June 1970 general election that “I will cut prices at a stroke” and largely because of this rather erroneous statement he went on to become the prime minister?

    Which minister for Education & Science after stating that she will not allow Grammar Schools to close and become Comprehensives then rubber stamped the closing of hundreds of Grammar schools across the country? This includes your old school Curly.


    April 21, 2010 at 12:15 am

  4. Are you David Tennant or Jon Pertwee? Am I reading the thoughts of an old Doctor Who stuck in a permanent time warp?

    Are we finding it difficult to concentrate our thoughts at this election on the record of the present government and the policies of a prospective government?


    April 21, 2010 at 10:22 am

    • I’ll bring things more up to date for you Curly.

      Which Conservative leader gave a “cast iron guarantee” that a future Tory government would hold a public vote on the Lisbon Treaty?


      April 21, 2010 at 10:38 am

      • Unfair and inaccurate points scoring Bryan, David Cameron ALWAYS made it clear that he would promise a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty if it had not been ratified by the time of the next general election, and if a Conservative government was elected. He repeated that pledge as recently as October 2009.

        By November of last year it became clear that the Treaty would be ratified, thus requiring a change in Conservative policy which now promises that they

        will prohibit, by law, the transfer of further power to the EU without a referendum. Never again should it be possible for a British government to transfer power to the EU without the British people’s consent.

        Not ideal, I will agree, but it reflects the real world situation.


        April 21, 2010 at 12:18 pm

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