Monday, February 22, 2010

let's Hear it for GORDON

Puleeeese .....Will everybody stop being horrible to Gordon

Or GoBo as we now know him.

OK - I know he's been shouting at a few people but that's because he's never been on one of those 'Negotiation Skills' courses like Tony and Dave. And he can't let it out on the Rugger pitch like the old days - when he had two eyes.

- I'm backing Gordon Brown!

He's awkward and difficult to like and has no social or communication skills.
But Tony had those in buckets didn't he?

(Thanks to Mr Rabbit for the pic)

So give Gordon a chance. Stop blaming him for Blair's crimes. They all supported the Iraq war apart from Robin - it was a brave person who would take the risk that Saddam had no WMD.

And Gordon did fix up our economy - for a bit.

That nice Mr Cameron will solve our education woes by giving us good teachers with 2.2 honours degrees. Would he really turn away a Physicist with a third*?

I don't think so

All new mums will get a special maternity nurse in the home for 6 hours a day - she'll probably start shagging the husband who will be desperate for it by this time. Ask Jude Law about it.

Oh and David's in favour of overturning the fox-hunting ban which 'made him furious'.

Gordon is so pathetically gauche he can't do it the smarmy Blairy way.

OK - he may be a lost cause - but let's give him a bit of support.

Or else the pup gets it ... and so do WE!

P.S. There's a letter in yesterday's paper that says it so much better.



Blogger Roses said...

I had a Labour guy rock up to my front door.

He told me I was wasting my vote. I told him I loathed Labour's policies on civil rights, the economy and I thought they were a bunch of lying thieving bastards.

I'm voting Green.

It's a protest vote, I know. But at least the Green Party have....values.

8:36 am  
Blogger Steve said...

I so agree. The Tories are a nasty lot and will be bad for the moral backbone of this country. Blair stuffed Gordy good and proper but like a stalwart he has battled on. Our problems in the UK are not his doing. They are the world's problems. We an hardly blame Gordon for that. Clumsy he might be but I bet he's a dar sight more honest and from the heart than Mr C.

9:02 am  
OpenID moreidlethoughts said...

Sorry, Kaz, but I'm up to the oxters in Australian Labour Party muck. Might be a while before I can come and shovel Gordon out.
By the way, if New Labour need a about reminding people that the word Tory is a corruption of Irish Gaelic torraigh, meaning robber.
Just a thought. (I expect Vicus could elaborate, elucidate and probably expectorate!)

9:15 am  
Blogger Macy said...

Well said Kaz. And it's not wee Gordon's fault that he's scottish either....

9:30 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

I urge you not to waste your vote.
Remember the suffragettes!
Can you vote tactically to keep 'you know who' out?

So well put.
We should form the 'anti smarm' party.

Even Google hasn't heard of oxters - so I'll use my imagination.
Love the Gaelic explanation.

Where would we all be without you lovely Scots?

9:56 am  
Blogger Malc said...

The sight of Cameron prancing about the place like he owns the country already makes me sick to my stomach.

I find it hard, though, to forgive Gordon for his role in New Labour's entrenchment of the Thatcher revolution, although, unlike Blair, I suspect a spell of political re-education may do the trick.

9:59 am  
Blogger Vicus Scurra said...

I'm with Roses. I will only vote Labour if the only alternative is Camerons twats.
New Labour need a slogan, MIT? How about "We have fucked up the economy, shifted 3 light years to the right, been patronising, intrusive, authoritarian and sacrificed every principle that the Labour party stood for, we are full of corrupt, self-serving grey quasi tories, but we are still better than the Conservatives. Let's burn Thatcher!"
I hope that this helps.

10:14 am  
Blogger BEAST said...

I cant be bothered with the lot of them to be honest

10:18 am  
Blogger Rog said...

It's a bit like new cars nowadays where there is very little to choose between them.
Labour have hocked us up to the eyeballs creating a dependency culture in which very few people are left "creating" wealth and disguised the fragility of the situation by mortgaging everything from the Army to the NHS with extreme right wing PFI schemes which are outrageous.
Cameron is, like Blair, saying anything to get back into power, missing the point that he could say nothing and let the natural desire to give new labour "a good kicking" do the job. George Osbourne as Chancellor is not a prospect to relish.
I'm voting UKIP as at least they have a clear and sensible policy to get us out of the EU's clutches and they will upset all the public school educated liberals at the Guardian.
*get's coat*

10:51 am  
Blogger Istvanski said...

^ I'm voting for Rog ^
*also gets coat and buggers off sharpish*

11:34 am  
Blogger Z said...

If it were a leader of another party, or a leader of a business who was accused of intimidating and stressing out his staff, I don't think you'd be so tolerant, Kaz. I don't care about his social skills, but the reaction to this story has been pretty aggressive and unpleasant itself - I'd have taken it with a pinch of salt if they hadn't denied things that hadn't been alleged, and tried to shut off all investigation.

And slagging off maternity nurses and fathers of new-born children is not really on, either. If I were either, I'd feel pretty insulted.

11:45 am  
Blogger white rabbit said...

It's sort of like the political equivalent of Man U v Chelsea...

Can't they both lose???

11:56 am  
Blogger Scarlet Blue said...

I feel betrayed. I often wonder how it would've been if John Smith had lived.
I will be voting tactically.

12:32 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Gordon's political re - education was interrupted by the financial crisis.
He never really had a chance.

I love your slogan - and I cringed through the Blair years - even when he was popular.
But do you really think Caroline Lucas can draw up a team to run the country successfully?
If you don't - don't vote Green unless it can get a Tory out.

At the moment - you've too much to worry about to bother.

Are you serious about UKIP?
Gordon is not Blair or Osbourne.
I know he's a twat - but he's the only twat running the Labour party.
Which is NOT New Labour any more. Just Old and Tired Labour that needs a bit of love and support :)

Don't follow Rog - he lives in Norfolk!

I think there is more breaking news on that story today.
Re the Maternity nurses and dads - I jest as usual.

And who beat BOTH of those teams in the last month?

Agreed on both.

1:52 pm  
Blogger xl said...

That election sounds so issue-oriented and complicated! We like our elections simple: we vote for who will be our best friend!

2:01 pm  
Blogger Ponita in Real Life said...

But XL! Your elections take two years to complete! By then end, I have no idea who's doing what and just want it over. Good thing I no longer live in the USA!

2:47 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Yes we talk the talk - but I think we eventually select on similar criteria.

I've been watching DVDs of The West Wing recently.
Those guys are always on the campaign trail - how on earth can they run the country (and the world) at the same time?

4:59 pm  
Blogger MJ said...

How about Gob-o?

5:14 pm  
Blogger Mrs Rine said...

I'd just like to say that if Rog votes UKIP I will be distancing myself from him ..... as far as the spare room!

6:24 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...


Mrs Rine:
Lovely to see you - you should visit more often.
I presume you will be taking Oz and Lil with you to the spare room.

6:32 pm  
Blogger Geoff said...

I'll always vote Labour though it'll always be a wasted vote as the Tory will always win in our constituency.

Labour have had 13 years to get proportional representation done and dusted. It's ridiculous having a few people from a single party having complete control when they have the support of such a small number of the electorate.

7:41 pm  
Blogger Tim said...

I reckon Gordon's standing has been massively enhanced by Rawnsley's revelations that he actually consists of flesh and blood, loses his rag occasionally, and can face down idiots when he needs to. Totally with you, Kaz.
PS How will UKIP's Prime Minister do in Whitehall??

7:43 pm  
Blogger dinahmow said...

oxter - the OED will tell you it's an old word for armpit. Seems quite appropriate for this discussion, if one adds a pithy adjective!

And I knew we could rely on Mr. Scurra.

7:51 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Believe it or not my constituency is Lib Dem - in Manchester.
It changed last election and it's been blamed on the huge student population in the area.

Another Scot - that's 100%. Can we include Malc the pig farmer as well.

Oxter - I guessed wrong. Good word.
Rely - not the word I'd choose :)

9:46 pm  
Blogger zIggI said...

Sorry I'm not voting for a party whose priorities are such that they send vastly under resourced kids to an illegal war, but pass a law to protect foxes.

I can't let Emmeline's sacrifice come to nowt so I'm with Roses and will probably vote Green.

10:12 pm  
Blogger geraldgee said...

Going to be a hung parliament which is a sensible idea.

10:30 pm  
Blogger Arabella said...

I was ridiculed at work in 90s London for my Gordon 'matinee idol' desk photo - and so wanted him to lead the party instead of Blair. I think he is a good man and there aren't that many in politics.
Put it like this: I wouldn't have bought a used car from Tony Blair when I was a party campaigner and I wouldn't buy one from Andrew Rawnsley now.

Keep fighting, my girl.

3:00 am  
Blogger I, Like The View said...

these issues fill our living room on a nightly basis as pre-election coverage hots up on the evening news

the teens are astonished that boundaries between the two major parties, their policies and personalities seem so blurred

two out of three of them would vote Lib Dem, and one Green; I'll end up voting tactically due to our constituency

8:23 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

If my comments box is anything to go by, Caroline Lucas is going to be prime minister.

I read this today as well.
You have a point - it was Blair's huge majority that caused so many problems.

I've read Gordon's biography. He has solid socialist principles.
I feel the same way as you do about Blair and always did.
Thanks for your encouragement.
(PS - I'd no idea you lived in UK so recently)

I am so encouraged by the fact that your teens discuss the issues.
I found many of my students were very apathetic.

9:08 am  
Blogger tony said...

I Agree .Cameroon is 'Orrible.He would be a nightmare.
I get so fed up with the Blair-Induced Management -Speak -Culture he has spawned(all smiles, but with a knife behind their back) Gordon is refreshingly human...Warts & All.

9:58 am  
Blogger Z said...

Just remind me, darlings - what has Gordon done that has been showed to be effective since becoming PM? The result of him throwing all that money at the recession hasn't yet been demonstrated; in any case he has to take some responsibility for causing the recession and to claim to have got us out of it (by putting the country into vast debt) is premature.

I don't care whether I like him, I want him to run the country well. I haven't seen any evidence of that yet.

11:16 am  
Anonymous NiC said...

Yes, stop being horrible to Gordo but sorry, "No" to supporting him any more.

At heart he's probably a good bloke but he's not a good PM and he is in charge of one of the most incompetent and dishonest governments we've seen in modern times.

Obviously I don't want a Tory government (even with the charming-Blair2 Call Me Dave) so my hope is for a good Liberal result to bring Labour back to where it should be.

I don't expect it to happen but we can dream.

12:38 pm  
Blogger Geoff said...

Just got reminded of this by John Prescott on Twitter (not personally, of course)...

4:29 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

'Warts and all'
Yes there is something rather Cromwellian about Gordon isn't there?

Well there may be some round here but Alistair could probably answer your question.
Personally - like Gordon or not - I don't know who else I'd trust with the economy.

'At heart he's probably a good bloke'
Yes his biog suggests this is true.
Enjoy your dream.

Thanks Geoff:
That's brilliant.
I hate the word change when applied to politics - it always reminds me of Thatcher.?

5:01 pm  
Blogger mago said...

You need some mechanics round there ...

6:19 pm  
Blogger Arabella said...

Kaz, is it possible to send you an email? Nothing heavy - have a question. Ta

7:19 pm  
Blogger Kerrie said...

Whenever I hear the song Golden Brown, I always sing Gordon Brown he may want to use this in his election campaign.

7:35 pm  
Blogger tom909 said...

When someone gets up there who I actually believe is going to share out the wealth of this country properly, then I'll vote for them. Until then they can shove their so called 'democracy' up their big fat self-indulgent arses.

8:19 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

You are probably right but I haven't a clue what you're on about.


Inspired idea - and I think you should send him a pair of sparkly leggings as well.

Very well said.
That's the main thing - we live in hope.

9:50 am  
Blogger geraldgee said...

You dont need to blog Kaz..just have comments..

5:47 pm  
Blogger Kevin Musgrove said...

When the canvassers call round I explain that there's no point in their asking me to vote for this government as I'm one of the people New Labour hate: a public sector worker in the provinces who is dependant on public transport.

I was brought up Labour and probably would have voted Labour all my life had not New Labour been so venal, vindictive, smug, intrusive, self-serving and grasping.

Gordon was as much a part of The New Labour Project as was Peter and Tony.

6:27 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Ha Ha - they were particularly lively on this one.
You gave me an idea for a non post.

I suppose it was reading Gordon's biog that gave me the opinion that he was very non new Labour.
I have a similar background and belief.
But my point is - if we keep being horrid to Gordon we let David in.

7:03 pm  
Blogger Madame DeFarge said...

Not the puppy, anything but the puppy. The great British public won't stand for it.

10:58 am  
Blogger garfer said...

The solution is obvious. I should be King and distribute alms on Wednesday when Eastenders isn't on.

1:09 am  
Blogger geraldgee said...

Garfer for life everafter.

1:40 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

But will they stand for young Dave?

Please pass out teacakes as well - then you'll have my support.

What - with the amount he drinks?

5:52 pm  
Blogger mago said...

I am sorry, KAZ, when I had come here and made that comment I had watched some video on youtube, Mr. Bronson as "The Mechanic" 1972 ...

11:21 pm  
Blogger The Poet Laura-eate said...

'GoBro' surely? Which could be a clarion call for his resignation.

Personally as a Student Housing Officer I cannot forgive the way he stiffed his former landlord for £3 when his rent cheque bounced in 1977, before buggering off never to be seen again. Let's not forget those were the days of STUDENT GRANTS too for goodness sake, so why shaft the landlord?

Moreover it is hard not to see it as a disturbing omen of things to come with him.

12:07 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

Thanks for the explanation - but I do worry.

GoBro - Oh dear - I'm sure you are on to something there.
And re the rent - Does 'The News of the World' know about this? I mean £3 was probably a month's rent in those days.

8:54 am  
Blogger Nota Bene said...

I should be seeing GoBro at the Iraq Inquiry tomorrow...although my ticket is lost in the post....will be interesting to see how he compares to Mr Smarm

1:42 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Can't wait to read about it.

5:04 pm  
Blogger UberGrumpy said...

I'm going monster raving loony.

And GB 'fixed up the economy'? I'll say.

1:06 pm  

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