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Gordon Brown Gaffe : Calls woman a Bigot

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posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 05:15 PM
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You are right mate about everything, except we don't vote for Prime Ministers like the US votes for Presidents.

As you know I am very much against the current electoral and parliamentary systems but I would just like to point out that Gordon Brown is by no means unique in his position as an unelected Prime Minister.

Here is a list of Prime Ministers who have been 'elected' to the role since 1900.
Tony Blair, 1997
Margaret Thatcher, 1979
Ted Heath, 1970
Harold Wilson, 1964
Clement Attlee, 1945
Ramsay MacDonald, 1924
Andrew Bonar Law, 1922

And here is the list of those who were 'unelected'.
Gordon Brown, 2007
John Major, 1990
Jim Callaghan, 1976,
Alec Douglas-Home, 1963,
Harold MacMillan, 1957
Anthony Eden, 1955
Winston Churchill, 1940
Neville Chamberlain, 1937
Stanley Baldwin, 1923
David Lloyd George, 1916
H H Asquith, 1908
Arthur Balfour, 1902

David Cameron's Conservative Party has done quite well out of the current system.

That he calls for reform reeks of popularism and I very much suspect that if he is 'elected' he will conveniently forget about his pledge to reform.
Let's face it, how many of us would remember it?

Not wanting to derail the thread, but this get's repeated so many times that every now and again I feel it's necessary to point out.




posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 05:19 PM
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As for people not wanting to vote Labour ever again, I fully understand that.

And as someone who lived through, and was affected by, The Thatcher years, I, and many like me, could never, ever, bring myself to vote Conservative!

An awful quandary!



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 05:20 PM
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Originally posted by Freeborn
As for people not wanting to vote Labour ever again, I fully understand that.

And as someone who lived through, and was affected by, The Thatcher years, I, and many like me, could never, ever, bring myself to vote Conservative!

An awful quandary!


exactly, although i was a kid when thatcher was in, i know what you mean. Bad as each other.



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 05:22 PM
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That was a great find, Blupi.

Can't believe you were actually listening to the news at this time of night :lol


I truly hope that this event will cause the majority of the Labour fans to see the same disgust, moronic attitude and stupidity that Brown portrays to me.

He sets this up? I'm sure that the rest of the candidates don't - well I haven't seen any evidence yet. Another reason why not to vote Labour - this episode shows we can't trust them and shows the extent of how they abuse their power.

This has given me hope to say...in the coming week.."Good Riddance" to Gordi Browni and his little party.



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 05:22 PM
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I think old Gordon is a bit of a control freak. I thought it was hilarious. It was straight out of an episode of the Thick of It. If you don't know it, Youtube it. Perfect representation of how British Government MPs and PMs roll.



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 05:26 PM
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Well exactly mate... our system in this country is not only a joke but a disgrace.
How can it be that you can stay in power, even win elections without the majority of votes.

Your list shows that this is not a new problem and that something seriously needs to be done about it.

And I'm with you on the Tories too mate... So many people have been duped by Dave "The snake-oil salesman" Cameron... too many people who either don't remember, weren't around or just don't care, what the Tories did to us... and I'm worried It'll happen again.

Man.... I'm pretty stuck this time.

I remember a few days ago on a thread, I even said I'd consider voting Labour, just to stop the Tories getting in.... But I can't vote Labour either...

I've Flip-Flopped more than Jesus' sandals during this whole political year.

I dunno man.... I may just go into the polling booth blindfolded and blindly tick a box



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 05:29 PM
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I actually posted this at Midday today, Watched it unfold on TV... wasn't even posted online anywhere so





But yeah, I think many people just want to see the back of a man that they didn't even chose as their leader... A bullish, crass and awkward man who has no place in Politics or dealing with people at all.

The guy's a clown.



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 05:30 PM
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Very true mate, especially when they went round to the woman's house... you just thought Noooooo.... can it get any more cringe-worthy


The thick of it.... definitely mate,



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 05:31 PM
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I wonder what tomorrows debate will be about, lol.



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 05:41 PM
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Originally posted by blupblup

I've Flip-Flopped more than Jesus' sandals during this whole political year.



Pmsl.

That's two of us.



I dunno man.... I may just go into the polling booth blindfolded and blindly tick a box


Sounds like a viable solution and at least we wouldn't have to put up with another week of this complete and utter bollocks!



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 05:44 PM
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Well mate, if this campaign is anything to go by then it can only go downhill from here,
, I dread to think what delights await us.



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 05:46 PM
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Flip-Floppers unite



And yeah, maybe if we used earplugs until the election and then used blindfolds, that'd be the best solution.
We still have the leaders debate tomorrow.

I mean come on already... let's just go and vote.

How the Americans can put up with a year of this crap I'll never know.



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 05:49 PM
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The 3rd debate.

Let's just hope Brown gets screwed.

We're just not macho enough, eh?



[edit on 28/4/2010 by BlackPoison94]



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 06:00 PM
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I am going to bury myself in an ocean of ale tomorrow night when the 3rd debate is on and then watch it in all it's glory when well and truly cattle trucked so that I can appreciate the true comedy value of it all!

Maybe I shall even gain some gnostic and mystical insight into the true machinations of the 'contestants' in Britains Got Apathy or should that be Politicians On Mogadon or Xpenses Factor?



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 06:05 PM
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Sounds like a plan indeed... as you say, you may even have a political epiphany...


But you're right man, the fact that this has turned into some sort of X-factor type crap and all focus has been shifted from policy to presentation and from substance to style, is just pathetic.
It's such a shame that our election and ultimately this country's future, has come down to a 90 minute charade and a competition to see who can get the most digs and one-liners in.

If it wasn't so sad and worrying, It'd be funny.

I may well have a few tomorrow myself... On the plus side, Liverpoll are on Channel 5 at the same time


[edit on 28/4/10 by blupblup]



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 06:17 PM
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Watched this thread this afternoon with interest.

I haven't posted here for a while, and since it's late at night, I'm not going to look all the way through the rest now before I post.

I'm not a natural conservative or liberal, nor a natural socialist, but heres my twopenny anyway:

I ask myself, what have I gained under 'NEW' labour over the last 13 years?

I'm an English, 40yo man, who's worked since school, paid my taxes, kept (largely) out of trouble (1or2 tickets), was careful not to have kids, and run a business.

What have I gained?
Naff all! I'm just a cash cow to labour's 'social' programmes through my taxes and I see nothing back for me!
I'm all for the NHS, benefits system (as long as its for those in need, who've paid in), not layabouts who never work, and YES, I'm going to say it, immigrants. Why should you gain when you've never paid in? near 25 years I have. And you know what my biggest fear is right now? That after grafting all my working life, I'll be denied benefits if my company goes bust because of gordon effin brown
Just to survive I had to remortgage my business premises (I can only afford to pvt rent my home), and that took 6 months to achieve after the banking collapse. And don't tellme it wasn't browns fault, cos it was.

I've had enough for now. But if your a worker in the pvt sector, please please please don't consider labour or lib dems as a government. They've already killed this country, theres only one choice if you want to keep the £ you've earned yourself in your back pocket again, and be able to afford to give some to others when times are hard



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 06:20 PM
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Originally posted by blupblup

But you're right man, the fact that this has turned into some sort of X-factor type crap and all focus has been shifted from policy to presentation and from substance to style, is just pathetic.
It's such a shame that our election and ultimately this country's future, has come down to a 90 minute charade and a competition to see who can get the most digs and one-liners in.

If it wasn't so sad and worrying, It'd be funny.


If I could applaud this I would.


......On the plus side, Liverpoll are on Channel 5 at the same time



Exactly.

I will be a bin dipper for the night! lol....just kidding...I really want Liverpool to win.

And there could also be the added attraction later on of a beautiful woman whose company I haven't shared for far too long!

A truly worthwhile distraction from the absurdity that this campaign has become.

Beer, football a bit of craic with the lads then some quality time with a quality woman...does it get any better?



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 06:20 PM
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I absolutely love his reaction to the radio commenter saying "we're going to play the clip." Pure gold.



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 06:27 PM
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This lady is the Joe the Plumber of the 2008 election in the United States. I so wish that this microphone problem had happened to Obama after walking away from Joe the Plumber.

I loved this lady. I am sure I would disagree with her 100% on her politics but it sounds as though from her Sky News interview she saw the PM walking up the street and she went over to ask him questions that she was concerned about.

I've seen a lot of people not understand what he was upset about because he supposedly did well in the interview. He did not do well. A little old lady tore him apart and there was clear tension. All of the staged meet and greets are to give the impression of smoothness and light hearted agreement not tension. Tension is death in politics. That is what he was upset about. He, the PM, was unable to convince one of his own supporters of how he was running the government.

The points to take away are that the 'spontaneous events' are highly staged. He was clearly upset at her selection by his handlers to meet and greet not understanding that she invited herself. In other words, she was unlike 99% of sheep that do what they are told. She took initiative and he was clearly surprised that it had not been bred out of her like everyone else.

I don't think he thought she was bigoted over the immigrant issue. I think he intended to mean her views were bigoted and stubborn. Again, an elitist view.

The last take away is despite how cordial he was with her and his attempt to save something from the meet and greet and return it to what he was accustomed to "How old are your grandchildren?" -- you know something completely meaningless to world affairs -- the second he was off camera his other personality lit up.

All politicians should be required to wear open mic's from 8am to 6pm everyday.



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 06:37 PM
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Originally posted by ararisq
"How old are your grandchildren?"


Yea I heard him say that and my thought was that subconciously he is gonna have them raped and that will teach granny to give him a hard time.

The guy is an embarrassment not to mention the creeps he has around him.

I take it Sue is looking for a new job



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