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Should Gordon be the next Labour Leader?

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eleusis · 14/02/2007 13:28

If not, who do you think should be?

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Iklboo · 14/02/2007 13:29

Gordon...............Ramsay!

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MamaG · 14/02/2007 13:29

I think Rupert Campbell Black should be

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Sheraz · 14/02/2007 13:29

Richard E grant should be.

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expatinscotland · 14/02/2007 13:30

Sure! So they get voted out.

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eleusis · 14/02/2007 13:31

Come on Expat. We know you want to vote against Gordon. But for whom?

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Callisto · 14/02/2007 13:56

One half of me wants Golden Brown as PM as I think he will be the nail in the coffin of the Labour Party. The other half of me really doesn't want him as PM as he will be so, so smug about it.

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paulaplumpbottom · 14/02/2007 15:33

They won't put anyone else forward. The don't want people think that there might be any division in the ranks.

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expatinscotland · 14/02/2007 15:35

I ain't saying nuthin'!

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edam · 14/02/2007 15:37

I'm prepared to give Gordon a go for lack of any promising alternative. He's very impressive in person. Although I'm suspicious about his love of PFI and the damage he has done in order to get borrowing off the government's books. Oh, and the raid on pension schemes. And introducing complicated tax credits instead of raising benefits just so it looks less obviously old Labour.

David Cameron is good at spin but hasn't yet explained exactly what he would do if he got in.

Ds overhears bits of the news on the radio and apparently thinks Tony Blair and David Cameron are 'bad' and Gordon Brown is 'good'. No idea where he got that idea from, I certainly didn't tell him, honest!

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eleusis · 14/02/2007 15:39

Speak, Expat, SPEAK!

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expatinscotland · 14/02/2007 15:41

No can do!

I keep that part of my life private!

But I can deffo say I wouldn't trust Gordon anymore than I could throw him, which, seeing as that I could not pick him up, isn't every far.

His solution to EVERYTHING seems to be to tax the little guy, to force policy by taxing, nannying and ramroding his way down peoples' throats by punishing their purse.

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wheelsonthebus · 14/02/2007 15:57

i think Cameron is right about gordon brown. he is way too dour. i think we need someone with a bit of sunshine about them. Blair has it; Gordon just doesn't. Other Labour Mps don't think much of him either. i want to be enthralled/excited by a leader - not wanting to put the tv off every time he struggles to work out whether he supports scotland or england in the world cup.

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paulaplumpbottom · 14/02/2007 16:06

He is dour. Zero charisma

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Sheraz · 14/02/2007 16:09

Gordon Brown has a slack jaw when he talks, it just plops down and is erally annoying. If he becomes leader no one will ever vote for LAbour again. I think Blair wants him to be leader so the when they lose the next election, Blair can say ' na na na nana'!

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eleusis · 14/02/2007 16:18

What about Clarke ?

Or Milliband?

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edam · 14/02/2007 16:20

LOL at the idea of Charles Clarke being a serious contender. Miliband maybe next time around.

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eleusis · 14/02/2007 16:21

Hey, anyone but Gordon. Any other ideas?

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suedonim · 14/02/2007 16:26

Follow-on PM's don't have a good record. Eden after Churchill, Douglas-Home after Macmillan, Callaghan after Wilson, Major after Thatcher. Tis the kiss of death, methinks.

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