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Gordon Bennett resurfaces like a monster from the swamp

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claig Mon 13-Jun-16 13:14:38

Bennett is back. They've rolled him out, they had to, they have nothing left. There were reports that senior Labour people were in tears when they saw the polls. I dread to think of the floods and floods of tears when they hear that Bennett has been deemed their last help and hope.

He has emerged from the lagoon not a moment too soon, wet, slippery, slimy and spouting hot air out of every orifice, creating confusion, queering the pitch, trying to confound the people wth false promises and vain hopes.

He tells us that Brussels may boost jobs, may cut bills and that pigs may fly.

He says, in a line possibly fed to him by a teenage whizzkid on loan from a gubbernerment sink tank

EU immigration is not the problem, illegal immigration is the problem

This is a line that has most probably emerged after a crisis meeting and video conference with the EU Commission and every teenage whizzkid on the parliamentary payroll.

It is intended to stump the people and make them think again. Bennett "cares" as he stomps across the stage and fixes the unfortunate audience with one of his scary stares, a mixture of menace and rage.

He'll jab his finger and intone in a drone some piece of spin that will sink without trace like a sorry stone.

They're desperate, there are "tears" and fears and wails and moans, they are scrabbling for straws, they are on all fours, like dogs chewing at bones.

As the clock ticks, more and more pricks will appear on the stage to browbeat the British people and tell them to behave.

Don't let them fool you, don't let them school you, don't let the EU rule you.

Vote Leave, believe, get some reprieve, give the Establishment the heave.

DonkeyOaty Mon 13-Jun-16 13:18:27

The thing is that puerile name calling and weird analogies make the person doing the name calling look stupid and devalues and detracts from whatever point they were trying to make

Think on

FellOutOfBed2wice Mon 13-Jun-16 13:22:22

Your rhyming couplets have totally convinced me hmm

Winterbiscuit Mon 13-Jun-16 13:35:23

I agree that Gordon Brown isn't likely to have any effect on how we vote.

Limer Mon 13-Jun-16 13:38:59

Wheeling out Gordon smacks of total and utter desperation from Labour. Scraping the bottom of the barrel.

Everyone already knows what he thinks about those who question uncontrolled immigration - he calls them "bigoted" - but only when he doesn't think he can be overheard.

Wonder what Gillian Duffy's voting?

EnthusiasmDisturbed Mon 13-Jun-16 13:40:50

He will have little impact on voters and I am not someone who dislikes Gordon Brown

Next it will be the celebs hmm which is good news for the leave campaign

claig Mon 13-Jun-16 13:45:38

"Woman branded 'bigot' by Gordon Brown backs BREXIT in passionate attack on EU

THE woman branded a "bigot" by Gordon Brown has come out in favour in Brexit with a passionate attack on Brussels bureaucrats."

Winterbiscuit Mon 13-Jun-16 14:03:20

Just had a look to see if Gordon Brown has ever been on the Bilderberg guest list. Surprise surprise, it's a yes.

ipsogenix Mon 13-Jun-16 14:03:21

I really like Gordon Brown. I enjoy his speeches and I think he's worth at least ten of most of the others.

Limer Mon 13-Jun-16 14:48:06

Hurrah for Gillian Duffy.

The Labour party have such short memories. Their resounding defeat in 2010 had plenty to do with the Gordon/Gillian conversation. Exactly the same conversation is now taking place between Labour Remain (and all other flavours of Remain tbh) and the electorate. Like Gillian, the electorate are being branded as thick/ignorant/racist/bigoted, and like Gillian, they're voting Leave.

Marymaymay Mon 13-Jun-16 14:52:01

Quoting the Express immediately loses you any argument you're having.


BabyGanoush Mon 13-Jun-16 15:03:23

desperate times call for desperate measures!

The remain campaign has been abysmal, it surely can't get any worse....?


Turbinaria Mon 13-Jun-16 15:24:15

So they get the architects (Brown\Blair) of uncontrolled immigration to the UK to tell us all how great it all is. Obviously they've never had to live in areas where mass immigration has seriously reduced the quality of life for the original inhabitants. Interesting how politicians say these areas need additional resources when there is some sort of election they need to win but forget about it as soon As its over: ditto Sadique Khan. Well the electorate have finally had enough and don't believe you any more. My PILs are staunch tribal labour supporters but they said they will vote leave in the EU referendum. I suspect they are not alone amongst Labours traditional working class voters

shinytorch2 Mon 13-Jun-16 15:44:43

Labour fear they're losing working class voters over immigration. So they recall the man famous for dismissing such voters as "bigoted.

Turbinaria Mon 13-Jun-16 17:07:46

If the remain camp can't see the rolling out of GB as an own goal it's because they are desperate. He may have had some influence over Scottish voters in the Scottish independence referendum but this is a completely different ball game. He and Blair caused the problems with mass immigration and they've rolled him out to support remain it's even more ironic than when Blair became the Middle East peace envoy.
The establishment should remember UKIP had the most votes for the European Parliament 2 years ago. Voters were voicing their anger and frustration at being ignored and patronised by politicians over mass uncontrolled immigration.

BeachysSandyFlipFlops Mon 13-Jun-16 17:37:54

Gordon kept us out of the Euro, for that I will be eternally grateful.

claig Mon 13-Jun-16 22:29:46

They just had Bennett on BBC News at Ten. Gordon Brown! What aa disaster on stilts.

Laura Kuenssberg said the "Remain camp is worried, deeply worried"

I can understand why because after showing us Bennett, they showed us someone even worse, a fool called Hilary Benn.

Then they showed us a picture of assorted Labour MPs campaigning for in. Gordon Brown! It looked like "nonsense on stilts".

Is anyone else starting to wonder how come a great country like ours can be run by a great shower like that lot.

I've come to the conclusion, there is only one thing for it.

Out! Out! Out!

flibbidygibbet Mon 13-Jun-16 22:35:12

Have I just stumbled into 1985 and the Head Girl campaign?

Extra points for use of rhyming couplets and 'The Establishment '

flibbidygibbet Mon 13-Jun-16 22:36:18

Although points deducted for calling Benn a fool

Stopmithering Mon 13-Jun-16 22:38:01

What is your agenda?
Are you trying to convince me to vote to leave?
Big fail.

crazycatguy Mon 13-Jun-16 22:40:58

I'm no fan of Labour's, but I appreciate Gordon Brown's attempt to stop the second capital flight out of the UK in recent years.

ilovesooty Mon 13-Jun-16 22:43:47

The more I read of Claig's ranting the more my intention of voting Remain is strengthened.

claig Mon 13-Jun-16 22:48:42

'Although points deducted for calling Benn a fool'

Yes, i agree, points should be deducted for not using "flipping fool"

claig Mon 13-Jun-16 22:50:04

'Are you trying to convince me to vote to leave?'

No, all I am doing is telling the truth about the campaign

Mistigri Mon 13-Jun-16 22:51:41

Are privately-educated multi-millionaire Tories and their donors the "establishment"?

It gets very confusing for us ordinary folk when some of them are and some of them aren't.

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