April 5th, 2011

Going, Going, Gordon

So Gordon’s spokesgirl Kirsty McNeill denies that he is going anywhere. It seems the Labour MPs in the tea-room may have been getting a little ahead of themselves. Those so quick to accept her line completely might like to ask her why she is touting her CV around London head hunters though…

In nearly a year of being paid over £5,000 a month to represent the people of Kirkcaldy, Brown’s attendance record proves what everyone already knows – that his heart is not in it. He doesn’t turn up at debates, has asked just a handful of written questions and has done nothing to earn his taxpayer-funded salary. If he’s not really planning on shortly moving on, why not?

UPDATE: A co-conspirator writes:

Worth pointing out that likely successor John Park MSP suddenly stood down from his FPTP seat in the Edinburgh elections. Easing the way for a move to Westminster despite being Labour’s election coordinator.


  1. 1

    Leave Kirsty alone Guido: hasn’t she suffered enough shame and humiliation by being forever associated with and therefore tarnished by brand McPillock?


    • 3
      its the gordons fault says:

      i am impressed, he is even indecisive over leaving and bottled it at the last minute


      • 24
        WHAT A SCOOP! says:

        Rumour – My sources tell me someone was pulling your plonker about Brown and you fell for it yet again.


        • 41
          Ed Testicles says:

          God you’re soooo coool. Can I be in your gang?


        • 58
          Number 10's Cat says:

          Guido’s noticed his click through stats dropping, so he’s put up a Gordon Brown post to get the window lickers going.


          • David Laws Lib Dem fiddler says:

            Head of the BBC Complaint Department would be a good move, they only write bllocks and leftie spin on the back of the taxpayer. With Gordon at the helm it would fall apart. Go on Gordie put an application in. KPMG has dopey Jacqui Smith in their fold, only a matter of time before an employment tribunal about porn in the office or accounts.


          • MrAngry61 says:

            What the f*ck could Jack Boots Smith do at an accountants? Especially since she isn’t qualified as one. Rustle up sandwiches for the chargeable staff, perhaps?


        • 73
          Brownkeech says:

          WHAT A SCOOP-shouldn’t you be what a shit?


    • 7
      Steve Miliband says:

      She could for Ryan Aire customer services


    • 11
      Gordon's Alive says:

      I can’t imagine how he will manage on nearly £100,000 a year for life he will receive as a former PM


    • 63
      AC1 says:

      If all MPs did as much as Gordo did (at present, not whilst he was busy ruining this fair land) then the country would probably run a lot better.


      • 83
        Crime was down when the Krays ran this manor says:

        You are correct, paying MP’s their salary to do nothing is the way to go. It’s similar to paying protection money to the local hoodlums, in principle it’s not right but in practice it makes life a lot easier.


    • 71
      Brownkeech says:

      I want to to know when this wretched Cu@t is going on trial for what he did to this country?
      This wretched, loathesome man deserves an appointment to Pierrepoints’ successor at some future date.
      He surpassed Heath in his contempt for the electorate, but at least Ted could hide it a bit more?
      Or is it a case that this country deserved Gordon Brown for it’s sins?


      • 85
        Pierrepoint's successor says:

        I am drawing up a list of those who will swing as soon as I am appointed.
        That c unt John Sweeny has just been added.


  2. 2
    Stepney says:

    Gordon? Wasting taxpayers money?

    NO! I’ll not believe it!


  3. 4
    Freefife says:

    Worth pointing out that likely successor John Park MSP suddenly stood down from his FPTP seat in the Edinburgh elections. Easing the way for a move to Westminster despite being Labour’s election coordinator


  4. 5
    Socialist hater says:

    He’s still too busy trying to work out Obama’s dvds. Odious fraud.


  5. 6
    is it says:

    What happened to his speech on the budget??
    He should be suspended from the HOC


  6. 7
    He's Spartacus says:

    “may of been getting a:

    May have been getting.

    Illiterate imbecile.

    Get a sub.


  7. 9
    Denial in the line of duty says:

    Well she WOULD say that wouldn’t she. She’s hardly likely to say..” Gordon will be announcing his retirement from Westminster before the recess once details of his appointment as Head of IMF has had formal Downing Street approval” is she ?


    • 90
      jrand says:

      “Head of IMF” ROFL!
      Thats SDRs gone then — more Q.Easing.


    • 91
      Bled White Taxpayer says:

      My theory – based on nothing other than suspecting Brown to be an addict to receiving public money – is that he knew Cameron would never sponsor him to the IMF or elsewhere. Taking the Lordship traditionally available to an outgoing PM would mean he would not have an income (no salary in the Lords, expenses now only reasonable). So he keeps hold of his MPs salary and allowances, but does no work whatsoever as he would find it embarrassing to be laughed at in the HoC.


    • 103
      MrAngry61 says:

      ‘Head of the IMF’?

      “This planet will self destruct in five seconds”


  8. 12
    Anonymous says:

    You know, that picture reminds me of Frankie Howard when was pulling faces while doing his standup routine, maybe Gordon is planning to work the comedy circuit doing Frankie Howard impressions, “Oh yes misses, well you see….stop your tittering”


  9. 13
    Old Nick Heavenly (cue Dutrou vids and lots of foaming at the mouth) says:

    You ungrateful bastards!

    After everything that Gordon has done for you, nay, the entire world!

    Gordon saved us all!

    Surely it must be about time that you nailed him to a cross!


  10. 14
    Aaron D Highside says:

    The grammar in this article is an idictment of our education system.


  11. 15
    Spank Sinatra says:

    Let’s face it – he has nothing of any interest to say to anybody (up to and including his constituents). Discredited and disgraced. His management of the economy led this economy to the brink of ruin and despair for many. He should be treated with the contempt he deserves.


  12. 17
    Anonymous says:

    Your articles need editing. “He doesn’t turn up debates, his asked just a handful of written questions and has done nothing to earn his taxpayer-funded salary.” Even my daughter spotted the Jura errors!


  13. 18
    Anonymous says:


    Please don’t make the mistake of writing ‘could of’ instead of ‘could have’. Of is not a verb. Sorry to be pedantic.


  14. 19
    Anonymous says:

    I agree with Aaron!!


  15. 20
    Labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    ” – that his heart is not in it.”

    It’s not just that he hasn’t the heart, he hasn’t the guts.


  16. 22
    lala says:

    troughing it, cash for nothing.


  17. 27
    Fa Kin Su Pah says:

    A CV with Brown as a former employer could be
    a difficult one to sell. Even a sweet shop wouldn’t
    want brand contamination by association.
    One of those shops that sells whips and chains,
    handcuffs etc could give her a go.


    • 51
      South of the M4 says:

      Yep. What does her CV say. ” skilled in deceit, duplicity and obfuscation. Aggressive personality, adept at bullying and dismissive of the masses who are intellectually below me etc”. What sort of profession calls for such skills – if that is, she is to leave the employ of the Labour party?


    • 53
      Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

      Is she sny good at dodgying Nokias?


    • 68
      Steve Miliband says:

      Nokia Shop


  18. 30
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    “denies that he is going anywhere”
    Might be true. literally.


  19. 31
    Alan Douglas says:

    Oh let it be true – the brown substance flushed with success !

    Alan Douglas


  20. 33
    nell says:


    gordon speaking to the G20 a few days ago about how they’ve lost their way and the need for global growth (presumably with taxpayers money).

    Presumably he’s clearing a path to take them over and lead them to greatness as he did the UK.


  21. 34
    the Beard says:


    • 88
      the last quango in paris says:

      can someone on twitter ask her then when he plans on shoing up to do some work – i want a refund.


  22. 35
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Are interest rates going up today then?


  23. 36
    Stepney says:

    He should be made to wander the streets of the UK for eternity with a placard round his neck with the caption:

    “I am the cause of your misery. Kick me”.


  24. 38
    Rex says:

    Reform the Lords quick before the skyving bastard gets in there!!


  25. 44
    Dilligaff says:

    “may of been getting a little ahead of themselves.” OR

    may HAVE been getting……….

    Jesus, this gets worse daily. Guido, are you writing this yourself or have you employed some newly-qualified halfwit?


    • 55
      Dilligaff says:

      “He doesn’t turn up IN/FOR debates, his (sic) HE’S ? asked just a handful of written questions and has done nothing to earn his taxpayer-funded salary.


  26. 45
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Right at first i was annoyed he didnt turn up , but then voters in his area will vote for gary glitter if he had a red rosette on, They get what they deserve .

    At least Tony resigned his seat.


  27. 46

    You are all being unfair on the glorious leader, Uganda has offered him a home and I hear the Ugandan shilling is at 2,750 to the £1, when we left the country it was at 20 ugandan shgs to the £1. Clearly GoBro will enjoy the challenge


  28. 47
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    “So Gordon’s spokesman Kirsty McNeill ”

    No offence Guido , but Harriet wont be happy with that :-)


  29. 48
    Ethan says:

    Lord Helpus of Bottling should be appropriate.

    I just hope Brown gets terminal rectal cancer myself. He’s been a PITA for the rest of us now it’s our turn.


  30. 50
    angelnstar says:


    Don’t worry Sheffield! You culd turn the alleged Letwin slur to your advantage!


    • 61
      sockpuppet #4 says:

      Would be much better if it was laterooms offering 50% reductions in hotels in hamstead.

      Even better if there were greater reductions for scousers.


  31. 52
    Postlethwaite says:

    Another flock of pigs hit the building. That is two flocks in two days.


  32. 59
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    He’s giving it all up to be a maths teacher in a comprehensive – poor little blighters.


  33. 62
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    I’ll say one thing for today’s ex-PMs – at least they don’t sit there like Charles de Heath pulling faces at their successors and dreaming of a triumphant return.


  34. 65
    Denial in the line of duty says:

    Still all this “merriment” about “McIdiot” takes the heat off “Dave” and his NHS Debacle not to mention his “Great Adventure in the Desert”….which is quietly and under the radar of the MSM sucking the UK more and more into a long term military comittment without any proper debate in Parliament or the approval of the electorate.. let alone the cost of it all for no reward .mark my words we are being conned into an “Iraq-Lite” conflict here which at least the US has the nouse to keep out of this time around….



  35. 72
    Gordon Brown says:

    Today I am a billiard ball.


  36. 75
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Labour Lords – Kinnock, Prescott, Mandleson and maybe Brown.
    I bet the sick buckets have to be emptied every day.


    • 78
      Cato Street Conspirator says:

      You’ve forgotten Lady Amos.

      And what about some of the choice Tory ones? The Rt Hon The Lord Brittan of Spennithorne, The Lord Coe, The Rt Hon The Lord Lamont of Lerwick, The Rt Hon The Lord Parkinson etc etc A few charmers there.


  37. 79
    I hate Blue Labour says:

    He won’t go.

    He’ll just keep doing what he’s been wasting the last year with – collecting money for nothing and avoiding public humiliation for his discredited actions.

    Without doubt, he has done as much damage to this country as anyone else in history. All for the pursuit of power without purpose.

    I hope he dies soon, painfully. Really.


  38. 92
    Anonymous says:

    Don’t worry MacBrown will hang on for another 4 , years…it’s easy money, the expenses are good, the holidays are generous, the pension pot just gets bigger every day…with nothing to do for another 4 years, apart from plenty of well paid speaking assignments, then it’s off to the HoL in 2015…what is there not to like about his lot!


  39. 94
    Gordon Brown III says:

    A horse. My kingdom for a rocking horse.


  40. 95
    Anonymous says:

    He does have previous here: Gordon wasn’t about to go after the General Election either….


  41. 96
    nothing to declare says:

    don t piss on my leg and tell me its raining means don t do one thing to me and tell me its another Gordon Brown said he saved the world! Gordon saved the banks gave money to iceland banks gave money to foreign lands the Labour party hate their own people=fact history 1997-2010 has proved that then Labour party expected their own people to vote for them in 2010 as a previous blogger said “Labour betrayed the working class and their own people” but halfwits in 1997 voted them in so they got the government they deserved don t vote for shite and then expect it not to stink!you know it makes sense what i said there now


  42. 97
    nothing to declare says:

    tony blair resigned his seat but after 2 wars he did not fall on his sword tony was the man at the time at turn of the 21st century history will say that plus he achieved the most perfect exit in politics with bertie ahern also taking parachute in nick of time. but hitler fell on his sword when it all went tits up. theres no shortage of evil in the world.


  43. 98
    nothing to declare says:

    also the way new Labour did maths was taken from Channel 4 Countdown watch the way they add up subtract multiply divide 1997-2010


  44. 99
    albert hall says:

    Will his thicko constituents notice any change. They don’t deserve representation voting for a traitor like brown.


  45. 100
    MrAngry61 says:

    IMO Brown never shows up since he can’t handle the scorn of the Commons – for the past 13 years+ he had an image of intellectual strength (initially) and latterly a job title to hide behind.

    Being mere Jonah with an unrivalled reputation for economic demolition & treason to live down would be too much to bear – what topic could he ever express an opinion about without being on the receiving end of a cruel (and relevant) rejoinder from the ConDems? He’s electorally like Midas in reverse – everything valuable that he ever touched turned to shit…


  46. 104
    Nigel Farage says:

    Put the cnut in the stocks in Parliament Square then we could all throw Nokias at him. £20 free airtime for anyone who hits the good eye.


  47. 105
    HP says:

    Your co conspirator is massively wide of the Mark

    John park has always been an msp for the region, and labour rules forbid anyone from standing in both.

    He’s virtually guaranteed to be an msp and have a prominent position in any cabinet, shadow or otherwise, and if the Gray man gives in, he’s in with a tilt at the leadership


  48. 107
    David MacGille-Mhuire says:

    What trough next for Grevious Bodily to pig his snout in?


  49. 109
    Kenny says:

    Parks is a very, very good friend of Anna Yearley…….. If you know what I mean…


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