Tag Archives: Gordon Brown

Royal Wedding Special

UPDATE: But sometimes, it’s just nice when the fuss is all over…

Moral Hazard isn’t just for Poor People

What has amused me most about the financial crisis are the endless media interviews with “real” people (and the occasional self-confessed bludger auditioning for Shameless). Those chosen are more usually hardworking folk previously on average incomes who are claiming welfare for the first time in their lives and getting a rude shock at the paucity […]

And he’s OUT!!!

Labour’s Gordon Brown has resigned as UK prime minister after three years. Mr Brown has officially tendered his resignation to the Queen at Buckingham Palace, and recommended Conservative leader David Cameron succeed him. Speaking alongside his wife Sarah outside No 10 Downing Street, he said the job had been “a privilege” and wished his successor […]

The Fat Lady is warming up her vocal chords

Well, it’s almost done: Britain goes to the polls this Thursday, the final of the three debates took place last Thursday, and we’re still looking down the barrel at a hung parliament. That said, a few things have started to come clear: Tory support has stiffened while the Labour vote is collapsing in favour of […]

There is honour among thieves

To their very great credit, in tonight’s third and final debate, neither Nick Clegg nor David Cameron tried to make political mileage out of Gordon Brown’s dreadful ‘bigoted woman’ gaffe, a gaffe now circling the globe and quite possibly entering permanent geostationary orbit, so widely reported has it been. I have difficulty imagining any Australian political […]

Brown-man Speaks With Forked Tongue

Gordon Brown has said he is “mortified” after being caught on microphone describing a voter he had just spoken to in Rochdale as a “bigoted woman”. Gillian Duffy, 65, had challenged him on issues including immigration. As he got into his car, he was still wearing a broadcast microphone and was heard to say “that […]

Whigs v Tories

Labour may as well not have fronted. If the UK electoral system was fair, this election would be a fight between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats. Even with its current unfairness, it may still be a fight between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats. I wrote that after watching the second Prime Ministerial Debate on […]

New words in Scottish slang

In an interesting glimpse into the backroom construction efforts that go into these televised debates, it seems Labour have made scriptwriter Charlie Skelton an offer he COULD refuse in a last ditch attempt to boost Gordon Brown’s performance in the third and final debate next week. A funny thing happened to me yesterday. I was […]

The First Election Debate – Review

High Office isn’t as high as it used to be OR a message of fear, a message of hope and a message of exasperation. Usually if an hour and a half of television is going to be this tedious I can reasonably expect to see a little white ball being chased across a field by […]

UK Labour Party Conference