Mines Bigot Than Yours by Christopher Hayes

GordonThe media say this is the event that will lose Gordon Brown the election.
It’s certainly cementing the end of labour’s current reign, a final nail in a political coffin currently being hammered home by media sites around the world.

I don’t think Gordon Brown is a bad man. He’s not coming across as a particularly nice one either. He has ambition to lead a party to govern a country and hold power by satisfying the voting public. He wants to do it well and can’t. None do, but the lucky ones might just get a crack at it if we like them enough.

I just saw video footage of a radio interview where he has his gaff played back to him. Mr Brown visibly recoils when they tell him they are about to play it. He also says “IF” he said anything to offend her. Frankly his presence looked to have been enough. Whether Gillian Duffy is a bigot or not, what it shows is that Mr Brown is not a people person. He came across as partronising and I could see he didn’t want to be there.

For her part Mrs Duffy came across as bitter and hostile. It was a disastrous meeting and we all knew it. He voiced it. We heard it and what? Did we learn anything we didn’t already know? Do we really expect our leaders to be better than us? Do we want to feel loved by them? Believe that they care, have faith and want to protect the people they lead? Have we earnt the right for that expectation? Gillian Duffy certainly did and felt put out by the contrary. Is she a bigot? Well who isn’t? We are all guilty of being what we are and so is he.

Sadly at the end on the day we saw a PR stunt go horribly wrong and a nation hear the personal views of an unpopular incumbent.
It’s a shit job, but someone wants to do it.
Look out Sue. He’s coming for you!

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Many Thanks to Chris Hayes for the above article.

You’re A Bigot, Now Vote Labour

This election seems to be about the leaders debates and nothing else. So it seems strange that I should double post on a Wednesday, but today something finally happened.

Bowing to pressure, the Labour party today allowed Gordon Brown to meet a member of the public. After being ranted and raved at by the woman, Gillian Duffy from Rochdale, Brown got into his car. Unknown to him, his mic was still on and he was heard to remark on his displeasure about the exchange and called Duffy a “bigoted woman”.

Whilst the rest of the world was recoiling in horror, I was suddenly hopeful. Was this the beginning of a new era of politics? Would politicians finally turn on the public and tell it as it is? Perhaps they all would put on a united front and turn on the ungrateful unwashed? It’s about time, the British public have had it coming with all their moaning and cynicism. Up till now they have been doted on by the media like a toddler, praise being heaped for every inane email sent in and every reactionary letter printed. Well not anymore! You’re all idiots, and it’s about time you were told!

Sadly my hopes were dashed when Gordon Brown apologised and went back to chat to the woman once more to make amends (this time beyond the cameras). I strongly suspect he threatened to have her shot.

NOTE: Perhaps this is further evidence that Labour don’t want to win this election. Tomorrow Brown’s going to strangle a puppy and sit on a baby.