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Gordon Brown and the Lost Plot: a Tragedy in One Act

 

‘I never realised
How happy you made me, oh Mandy

Well, you came and you gave without takin’
But I sent you away, oh Mandy
well, you kissed me and stopped me from shakin’
and I need you today. Oh, Mandy!’

 

The prime mentalist, the subprime minister, has made his last reshuffle.

 

Astounding.  I hold no brief for Labour, but this is almost sad.  The United Kingdom is now led by the only man in public life more evidently mad, more clearly demented, than ‘Miss Andi’ Sullivan.

 

Remarkable.


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magic_at_mungos From: magic_at_mungos Date: October 5th, 2008 10:33 am (UTC) (Link)
That's it. I refuse to take any more interest in politics as I am always bitterly disappointed.
wemyss From: wemyss Date: October 5th, 2008 05:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

Come to the dark side....

... We have Rich Tea biscuits.
magic_at_mungos From: magic_at_mungos Date: October 5th, 2008 08:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

The local Tories...

... don't need my support - safe seat that it is. I won't vote Lib dem for the district because they're screwing it up enough as it is and most of them are complete twunts in RL. Whatever happened to old school socialism?
shezan From: shezan Date: October 5th, 2008 10:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Gordo is after Blair's Lost Mojo! He hopes Mandelson can weave some black magic for him!

(Mandy obviously felt Brussels was un enterrement de première classe - he's done Ulster already - and it was time to come back a-pandering to his constituency.)
wemyss From: wemyss Date: October 5th, 2008 05:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

If only he were to do.

Instead, they are misusing the upper house, having alerady buggered th constitution for the purpose.

Bastards.
shezan From: shezan Date: October 5th, 2008 09:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: If only he were to do.

Indeed, worse destruction of the British Constitution since Cromwell. Which I wrote in my little book.
goddessriss From: goddessriss Date: October 5th, 2008 12:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
I thought I had hallucinated this when the news first broke. Mandy? Again?? Business secretary??? Truly, 'Gordon is a moron...'
wemyss From: wemyss Date: October 5th, 2008 05:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

Sung, no doubt, to the tune of 'Cherlie is my darlin''.

The man's mad. Gibbering. It actually reconciles me to the Cameroons.
fpb From: fpb Date: October 5th, 2008 03:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Half of the United Kingdom is laughing itself stupid. The other half is wandering around with a bewildered expression, wondering if they have not by any chance fallen into a parallel reality.
wemyss From: wemyss Date: October 5th, 2008 05:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

Indeed.

But at least none are mad enough to think that swingeing taxation is the highest form of patriotism, pace Mr Biden. (One can only imagine the fun Lord Denman, Lord Justice Darling, and AP Herbert should have had with THAT notion.) Probable result: a 78 seat Tory majority.
fpb From: fpb Date: October 5th, 2008 07:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Indeed.

Patriotism in the wallet does not impress most patriots. And those of our patriots who - for instance - died hanged on Austrian scaffolds, bled to death on battlefields, or were tortured in Nazi police stations, would not be very much impressed with your definition of patriotism. See what the wisest of the Greeks had to say on the matter: http://fpb.livejournal.com/262320.html
wemyss From: wemyss Date: October 5th, 2008 09:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oh, do stop flag-wagging, old boy.

I don't define patriotism as opposition to taxation any more than I define it as the calls to soak the rich and engage in class warfare that Mr Biden has doubtless once again plagiarised from Neil Kinnock.

The fact remains that taxation for no good purpose other than to expand the State, waste money on rubbishing programms, and trencher-feed the bureau-quango-cracy and create a Djilas-like New Class dependent on the expansion of the State, is the reverse of patriotic.

And I do rather think that the UK, like the US, needs no lectures on patriotism, sacrifice, liberty, resistance to tyranny, liberating others, or the like, really.
fpb From: fpb Date: October 5th, 2008 09:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Oh, do stop flag-wagging, old boy.

Oh yes you do. And this attitude of we-need-no-lesson shows exactly why. Of course when you lecture us on the superiority of everything English (in between expounding on the awfulness of all contemporary English politicians), that does not count as flag-wagging, hmmm?
wemyss From: wemyss Date: October 6th, 2008 01:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oh, come now.

My dar fellow, I don't lecture. This quasi-colonial cringe of yours is really rather unbecoming, and you are not doing yourself justice by indulging it. You're a better and wiser man than that.

Nor can it reasonably be claimed that I insist upon English superiority in all things (or, indeed, upon (ahem) British superiority in all things), nor that there are no politicians left whom I can tolerate (Boris is shaping better than one had hoped, and there is always Michael Gove).

I repeat, with regard to the timestamp on your comment, it is often wisest not to comment so late; it's quite often best to sleep on it, break the back of the day's work the next morning, and then return to the fray. But of course you must do as seems bst to you; I offer only friendly advice.
From: seneska Date: October 6th, 2008 01:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
If it's any consolation our Mandy has kidney stones: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7654252.stm

Which brings me back to my regular (usually daily) question of: How is this news?

xx
wemyss From: wemyss Date: October 6th, 2008 01:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

Indeed. How?

A mad world, my masters.
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