Saturday, 20 June 2009

Fisking McBust's Guardian Interview

From The Guardian:

Gordon Brown: I could walk away from this tomorrow

Gordon Brown has admitted that he has been "hurt" by the personal attacks on him during the failed attempt to oust him this month (the truth can hurt, can't it?), and said that he might move to teaching after he leaves office. (You have got to be bloody joking! This from a man who admits in the same interview he has no communication skills. Perhaps he meant as a lecturer in neo-classical endogenous growth theory, etc).

Speaking to the Guardian in his first interview since the attempted coup by Labour backbenchers, the prime minister made an unprecedentedly frank (true, he has never been frank or honest with the electorate before) series of observations on his time in office, reflecting that the recent weeks have been the worst of his political life. (When your chickens come home to roost and shit all over you, this happens, mate).

"To be honest, you could walk away from all of this tomorrow," he said (All right, you bastard, we'll take you at your word - Fuck Off). "I'm not interested in what accompanies being in power. I wouldn't worry if I never returned to all those places - Downing Street, Chequers (I think we all know that your enjoyment of power has nothing to do with the real estate, you disingenuous creep - it's about social engineering and envy and spite)... And it would probably be good for my children." (Poor bastards. Best thing for them would be to get packed off to boarding school pronto, under assumed identities).

What an utter wanker this man is. Certifiably insane. Later in the interview:

"Brown insisted that Labour under his leadership could win the next election, for two reasons: that the action the government had taken on the economy and MPs' expenses would start to bear fruit; and that the Tories had admitted that they would make deep cuts in public spending."
Hold on - he is suggesting that reform of MPs' expenses is a tricky job, only he can do it, but it will take time, presumably a year before it "starts to bear fruit". The man's a babbling idiot - anyone, ANYONE could sort out the expenses mess in days:
1. Write a set of draconian rules
2. Publish every expense online within 30 days
3. Reserve the sanction of expulsion without pay and criminal charges for miscreants
How hard is that?

His second reason is based upon a lie of breathtaking audacity, that Labour will not cut (or has not already stated through the Budget that they will do so). Polls already show quite clearly that he is not believed on this point by the great majority of voters.

My suggestion three weeks ago that Brown is the Susan Boyle of politics is becoming painfully accurate.

Section him!


Anonymous said...

To sort out these expenses all he would need is a few ex company accountants and a set of HMRC rules,640 people that would take them a couple of days to complete,just like we have to do when we claim business expenses, just make sure you have crossed the T and dotted the I.

Philipa said...

Susan Boyle wasn't mad she was simply a little above mediocre. I think you are being over-generous to Gordon Brown.

lilith said...

God I wish he would just GO! He "loves" children doesn't he. I think he would be just the sort of teacher one would never forget, but for all the wrong reasons.

Tuscan Tony said...

There is a market for a man like this, and it is in Japan, specificallly Tokyo. There are bars in that extraordinary city where one may go, sit down, sip some Asahi Dry, and choose your target from a short catalogue of names, prices and photos. Once your decision is made you move to an adjoining room, don boxing gloves, and administer a severe, gratuitous and genuine beating to the small Japanese gentleman there. After 60 seconds, 90 seconds, or whatever you paid for, you return to the bar, settle your bill, and leave refreshed and entirely de-stressed.

I would pay substantial quantities of the Tuscan lucre to do that to the monocular snot-jock, idle.

Philipa said...

I love teaching. Honestly I get a big kick out of explaining what I find fascinating to people and seeing that little light go on and introducing them to the world I find so facinating. I liked the fact that people would stop me in the pub, embarassed but moved to thank me so effusively for helping them.

I find people who claim their only motivation for teaching is that they *love children* slightly odd.

Elby the Beserk said...

We had an online system at work; all possible categories covered, exchange rates had you been working abroad. Receipts then sent off to accounts to be checked against your online entries. This was a company of some 5000 worldwide, and about 1000 of us in the UK.

They really haven't a clue, have they? One wonders how some of them would survive in the real world.

Elby the Beserk said...

Thing about Brown is that he thinks that

a) We are all stupid
b) We have no memory.

"I will not allow house prices to get out of control and put at risk the sustainability of the future."

Gordon Brown, May 1997

Scrobs... said...

He really is a weak man that Bruin.

Of course, he could go and teach something, but it certainly wouldn't have anything to do with leadership, or courage.

He'll never understand that his spell as chancellor created the worst economic climate ever seen in the UK.

Blair had him on a string all that time - tosser.

Bill Quango MP said...

Thing about Brown is that he thinks that

a) We are all stupid
b) We have no memory.
c) We are all stupid
d) We have no memory.

idle said...

The thing about WHO?