Sunday, January 03, 2010

Labour MP calls on Gordon Brown to resign

It is a sign of how low Brown's stock has fallen that Greg Pope's blog post - "Gordon loves the Labour party but the best thing that he could do now to help it stay in office would be to leave its leadership" - has received so little attention. Pope is the Labour MP for Hyndburn.

The whole post is worth reading because of the light it sheds on the way Brown and his henchmen have behaved towards their internal critics:

Labour has been appallingly ill-served by a cabal surrounding Gordon Brown. First they destabilised Tony Blair's leadership, an act of shocking disloyalty to someone who had won us an unprecedented three election victories in a row; then they ensured that Gordon was crowned leader rather than elected (along with others I spent some time in early 2007 seeing if we could get enough Labour MPs to nominate any serious contender to take on Gordon.

We got just about the requisite number of names but we couldn't find a member of the cabinet who dared take on Gordon's people for fear of what they would do - is that the kind of leadership that we really want?); which leads us to the next dirty trick of Gordon's cabal: the smearing of opponents.

As one Minister said at the time, the really shocking thing about the McBride fiasco wasn't that they were attempting to trash the personality of an opponent but that it was someone of a different party for a change.

1 comment:

John said...

How does Brown get away with it? Brown seems to have a lot of friends in the media. He was hailed as the "saviour of the world" during the credit crunch but in June 2007 he made a Mansion House Speech in which he said:

"And I believe it will be said of this age, the first decades of the 21st century, that out of the greatest restructuring of the global economy, perhaps even greater than the industrial revolution, a new world order was created."

Just as the Economist and Business Week were screaming warnings that the global financial system was about to crash! Brown was asleep whilst the world was crashing round him.