He made this forecast (video here) to a Question Time audience. He got it wrong, it took five months.
They are going to miss three times election winning Blair when he is gone. Wait and see…
26 June 2007
Labour have acted like lemmings, dispensing with their most successful leader of all time for a less popular, less likeable replacement. The more the voters see of Gordon, the worse it will get.
May 13, 2007
Remind Guido why they are getting rid of three-times-winner Blair early?
April 25, 2007
“I think we’re in a mess. I think people are demoralised. I think Labour party members can’t understand how we’ve got in this mess. I think Gordon has shown, to be frank with you, ineptitude on a number of issues and so have some of the people around him..”
This follows Blairite Matthew Taylor yesterday telling the Guardian that the government was “inept”
“Politically, it doesn’t look particularly attractive if you are going round trying to shift responsibility. … too early to say that the position for the government is terminal.”
So there you have it, from Labour’s left and right, they are inept clowns.
Guido has made that judgement. It is a fact that at every football and rugby match Gordon has attended as PM, England has lost…
Brown is blocking, quite wrongly, FoI requests, parliamentary questions and such like. Why?
What paranoia stalks government that makes it is a state secret to know who Gordon breaks bread with on the weekends?
The E-borders deal (worth £500m, £650m, or £1.2bn, depending on whether you believe the Sun, the Mirror, or the Home Office) was announced not on the Regulatory News Service, or via a statement to the House of Commons, but at the bottom of a story in the Sun, in an article by one G. Brown.
Market sensitive information, put out in a tabloid. So much for “change”…
What was Brown’s role at the rugby world cup final? Was he keen to get close to all those rugby heroes to bask in their reflected glory? Sports fans should note that the PM is a sporting Jonah; Scotland lost the the soccer match he attended as PM, England lost to Germany the match he attended with Merkel and the English rugby team suffered his curse last night.
The Springboks carried Mbeki aloft as they celebrated, if England had won could you imagine Jonny and the boys carrying our bottler-in-chief on high?
Child poverty, social mobility, youth unemployment, basic literacy and crime are still unsolved problems. In some of these areas things have gone back, not forward – youth unemployment is worse, violent gun crime is higher. How can Gordon be the change?
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The court hears Max Clifford told a 19 year old model at a film audition in his office:
“Look at my penis. Isn’t it tiny? What can I do with this?”