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Gordon Brown election poster

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Written by curly

May 5, 2010 at 7:08 pm

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  1. Great picture!

    He looks like a corpse….

    The Lakelander

    May 5, 2010 at 7:36 pm

  2. This bloke has had such an unprecedented blitz against him in the last 2 or so years since he became PM you would think he was Chamberlain in disguise.

    The Tory press have launched an unprecedented personal campaign against him that makes Michael Foot’s ”donkey jacket” incident pale into insignificance.

    This is the bloke who was instrumental in bringing in such social legislation as the winter fuel allowance, the national minimum wage, free bus passes, NHS prescriptions and eye tests and flu jabs for pensioners, Sure Start etc etc.

    The Tories would, have course, also brought in these life enhancing things. Wouldn’t they?

    heaintheavy

    May 5, 2010 at 11:05 pm

  3. As a pensioner I am extremely grateful for all these freebies. But can heaintheavy tell me how much Mr Brown has borrowed in order to pay for something which he could not really afford. I would love to be able to give away some of my income to those less well off than myself, but I just cannot afford to do that. Brown has borrowed on a hefty scale and the time has now come for the repayments to be made before the bailiffs move in. Tonight it is looking like someone else is going to have to organise those payments. Don’t blame the Tory press for their criticism of his stewardship. I seem to remember that some member of the Labour Party has described him as the worst PM ever.

    Trigger

    May 6, 2010 at 12:26 am

  4. This bloke has single handedly shafted the British economy more than any person in living history.

    He has campaigned very negatively, even lying in his own leaflets. He did nothing on saturday to prevent party heavies from violently removing someone who asked a question. He has shown himself totally divorced from the reallities of running a country and the feelings of the electorate.

    He is not the victim here, the electorate are.

    Pete

    May 6, 2010 at 12:33 am

  5. Trigger, you are quite happy to financially benefit from Labour’s social legislation but then you look a gift horse in the mouth.

    My question on a future Tory government is still relevant.

    I.E name one piece of social legislation that has benefited the average person since 1945 that has been passed by a Tory Government.

    heaintheavy

    May 6, 2010 at 1:11 am

  6. Not a question of looking a gift horse in the mouth. I am merely querying the method used to finance these projects. During the Labour Administration, the number of unelected people being paid from the public purse (quangos) has significantly increased. Savings could (and will) be made. More and more people have been employed in the Health Service who are not directly involved in front line services. More and more people are employed in form-filling to satisfy this government’s control freaks. Need I go on? All of this costs money which could be used in other directions to eliminate the need for borrowing to the extent we have seen. By the way! I don’t see anything in my comments which suggests that I am a Tory supporter.

    Trigger

    May 6, 2010 at 8:05 am

  7. @heaintheavy – how about the right to buy and own my council house, and the right to go to work without being called out on strike without a ballot? Oh and the right not to be bullied by illegal secondary pickets.
    Neither of these things have been swept away by Blair or Brown thank God.

    Mick Thorndale

    May 6, 2010 at 8:15 am

  8. Right to buy = property price bubble and a lack of affordable housing. It helped some, it hurt many others. That’s the Tories for you.

    Michael

    May 6, 2010 at 1:04 pm


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