Gordon Brown for PM?

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Wilkolampshade Fri 15-Oct-21 19:22:17

I don't know, just watching the Blair/Brown documentary, does anyone think we could/should bring back Gordon Brown as leader of the Labour Party for a shot at P. M?
YABU... Absolutely not, what ARE you thinking?!?!
YANBU.... Why not, how much worse could it get?

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SkidmarkOnTheHeadboard Fri 15-Oct-21 19:25:21

No dice

MarshaBradyo Fri 15-Oct-21 19:26:39

When some one commented recently how long Cons had been in and when Blair was out I realised I had totally forgotten he even was PM

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Fri 15-Oct-21 19:26:42

I liked Brown but the trouble with someone with a track record is that there are too many things to attack him on.
Both ‘just a bigoted woman’ and leaving the treasury empty would make him toxic to many many people including Labour voters.

Franklin12 Fri 15-Oct-21 19:26:43

Definitely not.

ArblemarchTFruitbat Fri 15-Oct-21 19:26:49

We could do a lot worse than Gordon Brown.

Wilkolampshade Fri 15-Oct-21 19:26:54

@SkidmarkOnTheHeadboard succinct anyway!

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ilovesooty Fri 15-Oct-21 19:30:56

I think he'll be viewed more favourably in retrospect than he is now.

GertrudePerkinsPaperyThing Fri 15-Oct-21 19:31:56

The only PM I’ve actually liked in my lifetime so I’d say yes!

Iggly Fri 15-Oct-21 19:31:56

TheCountessofFitzdotterel

I liked Brown but the trouble with someone with a track record is that there are too many things to attack him on.
Both ‘just a bigoted woman’ and leaving the treasury empty would make him toxic to many many people including Labour voters.

She was bigoted.

And he didn’t leave the treasury empty. Can’t believe people are still peddling that bollocks

Hollyhead Fri 15-Oct-21 19:32:11

No, the housing boom started with him and he did fuck all to redress the balance

NursieBernard Fri 15-Oct-21 19:33:06

She was a bigot.

GetOffTheTableMabel Fri 15-Oct-21 19:35:06

NursieBernard

She was a bigot.

She really was grin

I was not much of a fan at the time but I would weep with gratitude if he returned.

PasDevantLesElephants Fri 15-Oct-21 19:36:51

Yes please.

I can't bear the fact that he was unpopular for being too dour and serious.

Who needs gravitas in a political leader when we can have a grinning moron fucking about all over the shop as long as he's a 'good bloke'?

I'll take grumpy over bellend for PM any day.

Wilkolampshade Fri 15-Oct-21 19:37:12

@TheCountessofFitzdotterel ah yes, had forgotten the 'bigoted woman' comment..Still, my local bloody (Labour) MP seems to be struggling with the basic question of what a woman actually is and whether she might have a cervix atm...

I just wondered if the Labour contingent that hated Blair might gravitate to him..
Also things are so extraordinary now that his rather bear-like sombre nature might be reassuring? Possibly?

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jgw1 Fri 15-Oct-21 19:37:19

But Jeremy Corbyn.

Wilkolampshade Fri 15-Oct-21 19:38:57

@PasDevantLesElephants this is my thinking. (And if I could work out the quote function on here I would use it.)

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Arrowheart Fri 15-Oct-21 19:39:31

Yes, he was the best we have had

NursieBernard Fri 15-Oct-21 19:39:41

John Smith and Gordon Brown would have made a brilliant Prime Minister and Chancellor pairing. Gordon Brown is my top Prime Minister in recent history.

Wilkolampshade Fri 15-Oct-21 19:40:37

@jgw1 nah, I'll pass.

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IGotHam Fri 15-Oct-21 19:41:09

He was an amazing politician. Lived and breathed his job and had a real vision for the country. The shower of shit we are governed by now are woeful in comparison.

torquewench Fri 15-Oct-21 19:41:55

Nope. Pensions.

hellsbells99 Fri 15-Oct-21 19:43:20

Didn’t he sell off half our gold reserves when prices were down? Lost us billions of pounds

ancientgran Fri 15-Oct-21 19:43:27

Hollyhead

No, the housing boom started with him and he did fuck all to redress the balance

I thought it started in 1973 when I was looking to buy my first house. I'd phone up about a house that had just gone on the market in my price range only to find out they'd accepted a cash offer 50% over the asking price.

Tealightsandd Fri 15-Oct-21 19:46:09

Gordon Brown contributed significantly to the current public health housing and homelessness emergency.

He stayed the cuts to housing benefit.

This led to more private landlords refusing low income and disabled families and vulnerable individuals, homelessness, and social cleansing. Causing huge amount of human misery and suffering - and costing the taxpayer dear (housing homeless families in temporary accommodation costs billions). He also continued Right to Buy.

Oh - and he sold off our gold at a knocked down price.

Johnson was better. Alan Johnson.

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