Saturday, 25 July 2009


Today has indeed been a good day and right now my schadenfreude gland is hyperactive and feeling very satisfied - this is an extract from an article in the Mail by
James Chapman.

Gordon Brown is being given until the autumn to turn Labour's fortunes around in the wake of another by-election disaster.

Though Labour had anticipated defeat, the scale of the loss led MPs to warn that it was clear the party was increasingly unelectable in England under Mr Brown.

Labour's vote crashed to 18 per cent, with 70 per cent of those who voted for the party at the 2005 election staying at home or switching to other parties.

Ministers now expect Labour MPs to reopen questions over Mr Brown's leadership later this year, unless the party's standing improves.

Backbenchers plan to urge Cabinet colleagues to talk him into leaving 'with honour and dignity', having rescued Britain's banking system from collapse, in favour of a more electable leader.

One senior MP told the Mail that Ed Balls, one of Mr Brown's oldest allies, would be approached and urged to intervene if Labour loses another by-election in Glasgow later this year.

Labour backbenchers said the by-election campaign had tested to destruction Mr Brown's mantra of 'Tory cuts versus Labour investment'.

Voters ignored Labour leaflets claiming the Conservatives would scrap free bus travel and TV licences for the elderly.

With demoralised MPs now on their summer break, there appears to be little appetite for an immediate attempt to oust Mr Brown.

But rebels believe he could be persuaded to step down voluntarily after conference in September if it is clearly in the party's interests.

David Cameron hailed the victory as 'historic'. The Tory leader said voters had rewarded the party for being honest about the need to rein in public spending.

He accused Labour of running an 'utterly despicable' campaign full of allegations about policies which were 'not true'.

I can't see Blinky doing the deed but hopefully someone in NuLieBore will actually have the balls to go through with it this time. I can't see Fondlebum wanting do it either as he would rather keep McSnot in place until his precious Lisbon Treaty is ratified without the irresistable pressure to call a general election after his removal.




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JuliaM said...

"Backbenchers plan to urge Cabinet colleagues to talk him into leaving 'with honour and dignity'..."

Heh! Yeah, that ship has sailed already...

25 July 2009 at 06:50
Fausty said...

If the Germans, and the Czechs manage to delay the ratification, for what reason will PM Fondlebum want to keep McDrone in his post?

Once he gives the go-ahead ...

25 July 2009 at 08:20
Barking Spider said...

JuliaM - hasn't it just!

25 July 2009 at 08:58
Barking Spider said...

Fausty - no reason at all but it is still "if" at the moment. You know how relentless these twats are when it comes to the old gravy train - they're sending some arseholes over to Ireland soon to put the pressure on them for a "Yes" vote.

25 July 2009 at 09:02
Fausty said...

BS, yeah. And we're footing the bill. B*stards!

25 July 2009 at 09:19
Barking Spider said...

That's a polite word for them, Fausty.

25 July 2009 at 20:18