Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, on Mumsnet for a webchat

(1128 Posts)
JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 03-May-10 13:53:29

Do post your advance questions here.

MmeLindt Mon 03-May-10 20:10:25

Beaaware
You have posted your question dozens of times. Why don't you write GB a letter? The guidelines state one question. It is rude and unfair to keep posting the same question.

and Nuclear Power? I am all for wind turbines but it wont support our energy requirements - nuclear is the only way forward - green is great, but at what point will reality kick on over the energy comsumption and waste in the UK?

That was from Mr Octothechildherder!

grin

Alibabaandthe40nappies Mon 03-May-10 20:10:29

Our debt level is considerably higher than Germany - by some 7-8% of GDP. Why are you saying it's comparable?

laziness Mon 03-May-10 20:10:38

Mr Brown
I have my baby due in December,during Christmas holidays.My friend who had a baby last December complained about lack of staff in hospitals during Christmas break and hence poor service.you have increased the number of NHS nurses.please do something to improve NHS's service also.
thanks

CaptainNancy Mon 03-May-10 20:10:42

Greeny- LAC now have the PEA- Personal Education Allowance for any that are underachieving (ie 99%) which goes to the LEA to be devolved to schools. There is also the DCSF one-to-one tuition scheme... which despite being in the bill that was abandoned in the wash-up of parliament, has bee ring-fenced it seems, and will definitely be going ahead in academic year 2010-11. The DCSF has stated that all LAC will be having tuition under this scheme and LEAs are supposed to make this happen (and been given the funding for it). Admittedly it is only 10 (?) sessions, but it is a start.
Of course, these are attached to the child, not funding for des teahcers, I realise.

fruitshootsandheaves Mon 03-May-10 20:10:44

My DH won't vote Labour because of ID cards (also works at an airport) so Fenouille's question is a good one!

LittleRock Mon 03-May-10 20:10:55

"LittleRock - I thought the expenses thing involved MP's from all the parties not just Labour so they can't really be soley to blame for that.
<waits to be corrected>"

Of course, there were slimy, skimming gits in all parties wink but it particularly goes against traditional left-wing ideals.

BrokenBananaTantrum Mon 03-May-10 20:11:09

Riven - you are NOT bleating. You are trying to make a serious and very important point. Keep at it. smile

Beaaware Mon 03-May-10 20:11:21

Dear Mr.Brown,
SAFE BLOOD RALLY, LONDON 4th May
Come to Portcullis House tomorrow 4th May at 11.30 and meet some of the families who have lost loved ones to vCJD a manmade fatal disease which could be prevented. We would love to meet you, you may want our votes?

LadyBlaBlah Mon 03-May-10 20:11:25

OMG Su he remembers you

My mum met you in Christies last year. Do you remember her too?

jimblejambles Mon 03-May-10 20:11:26

Hi Mr Brown
Can you tell me what your party intends to do to reduce drug and knife crime?
Thanks

atlantis Mon 03-May-10 20:11:45

Try getting dla if your child has high end autism. Four appeals and counting....

justfreedisablednappies Mon 03-May-10 20:11:45

Thank you for being a good Prime Minister (just in case you lose on Thursday)

GentleOtter Mon 03-May-10 20:11:50

Mr Brown,

Why has this government done so little to support British farmers?

Dawntreader Mon 03-May-10 20:11:56

Please can you make tax credits simpler and make it easier to off set cost of childminding against tax. I am middle aged single mum with toddler. Theoretically could claim both but tax credits unbelievably complex if self employed and nanny, who has rave reviews from all employers, hasn't got through the myriad unnecessary courses that would allow me to claim her costs aganst tax. (and I can't afford more time off work to give her the time to complete the HMRC hoops). If she's well enough qualified for me to employ her to look after my precious daughter why don't Ofsted and HMRC accept my judgement instead of adding layers of bureaucracy and requiring her to meet their standards which fall far short of mine?

SanctiMoanyArse Mon 03-May-10 20:11:59

<<Mumsnet- why do I bother keeping to the rules usually to be ignored when others come on, post teh same Q repeatedly against chat guidelines and don't get any issues from that? Am I shooting myself in the foot by having manners?>>

GordonBrown Mon 03-May-10 20:12:00

Ladyblahblah - the question is is Sue still talking to me?!? That was my second apology that day!

champagnesocialistsupernova Mon 03-May-10 20:12:08

megcleary
"Don't be disappointed if your specific question doesn't get answered and do try not to keep posting "What about me?"."

justfreedisablednappies Mon 03-May-10 20:12:18

Would it count as a supplementary question if I asked whether you bought Sue flowers or chocolates to apologise to her?

Fenouille Mon 03-May-10 20:12:24

Alibaba - yes, I think for France it's the same. Unfortunately it seems that someone needs to check sone numbers hmm

louii Mon 03-May-10 20:12:56

After seeing Jim Murphy on a debate last night, if you are re-elected will you be replacing him as scottish secretary?

HerHonesty Mon 03-May-10 20:12:59

Hello Gordon. Will you please answer my question about top ups and copayments in the NHS?

atlantis Mon 03-May-10 20:13:03

Gosh when did gordon get a sense of humour?

hunkermunker Mon 03-May-10 20:13:03

Neenz, yes, more support for bfing would save the NHS millions each year. £35 million per annum for babies hospitalised with gastro bugs alone, and that's not mentioning the long-term health effects for both baby and mum when breastfeeding isn't part of their lives (and the impact on early parenting relationship - and the lasting effect that can and does have - when a much-wanted breastfeeding experience isn't part of that time).

animula Mon 03-May-10 20:13:05

So glad to hear you spell out We Are Not Greece. And No Return to the 1930s.

Good luck for Thursday. smile

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