Where’s Gordon?™ Begging for Votes

Gordon visited a school again yesterday for yet another photo-op with kids. This time it was the Adam Smith College in Fife. He made a plea for “Labour voters to come home to Labour” on four separate occasions during an address to students and young party activists.
Coincidentally, the respected Adam Smith Institute itself released a report calculating that Scotland could thrive as a free independent nation. If Scotland followed the low tax route to prosperity, a route which took the Republic of Ireland from the poorest country in the EU (per head) to the richest. Scotland, say the wonks at the Adam Smith Institute, could match that performance.

The ASI report can be downloaded here. Where’s Gordon? tracks Gordon’s campaign trail as he tries to shore up the Labour vote.

Where’s Gordon?™ Day 25

Today Gordon Brown was getting heckled by the mother of a cystic fibrosis patient over the removal of free TV sets from a PFI hospital ward. Linda Smith was held back by police at the entrance to the Heartlands Hospital, in Birmingham but was later allowed to enter the building and had a five-minute talk with the chancellor.

Mrs Smith, 56, complained to the chancellor that it was not right for children on the ward for hours on end to have nothing to amuse them “Children spend their last weeks and months of their lives on that ward… They can’t go out because of the risk of infection. The fact that they have pulled the plug is criminal.”

Where’s Gordon? tracks Gordon’s campaign trail as he tries to shore up the Labour vote.

Where’s Gordon?™ Not at PMQs Again

Not sure where he was today.

He was missing and not even getting the blame for anything in particular in theCommons…

The interactive mapping is still tracking Where’s Gordon?

UPDATE : He was in Edinburgh.

Where’s Gordon?™ 2

Gordon was campaigning at another child-focused photo-op again yesterday.

Where’s Gordon? tracks Gordon’s campaign trail as he tries to shore up the Labour vote in Scotland.

UPDATE : Notice something weird about this picture? Look at Gordon’s feet. He has tucked his trouser leg into his sock. The man Polly Toynbee calls an “intellectual giant” has trouble dressing himself.

Well at least he isn’t picking his nose in front of the kids…

Where’s Gordon?™

Guido is saddened to learn that Friday’s untreated massive sewage discharge by Scottish Water into the Firth of the Forth, flowed past Gordon’s North Queensferry/Fife home this warm weekend.
Don’t forget the updated interactive Where’s Gordon? keeps track Gordon’s campaign moves.

Where’s Gordon?™ Day 17

Yesterday Gordon was, once again, not next to Tony at PMQs. He seems ever more unwilling to attend PMQs as the preciousss gets nearer to his grasp. Is it because he just can’t stand Tony being PM any more, or because he knows Cameron will poke fun at him and Tony?

Where was he? Check the Where’s Gordon?™ interactive map.

What Gordon Wrote to Mervyn

The big news is that on the day the house debates a no-confidence motion in Gordon Brown inflation news busts the pound through the psychological $2 barrier. Raising mortgage hike worries and putting exporters under extra pressure. Mervyn King, the Governor of the Bank of England, is obliged to write a letter explaining the situation and the proposed remedy. Guido suspects Gordon wrote to him first…Of course that still doesn’t explain why the other major European economies have lower inflation than the UK, after all, don’t they pay the same price for oil as we do?
Blaming the oil price is convenient – it means it has nothing to do with Gordon’s handling of the fiscal side of things. Gilt prices are falling, dragging long-term rates up because the City is increasingly wary of taking on even more government debt, despite Gordon’s off-balance-sheet manipulation of the PSBR. If he was a corporate CEO hiding debt off the books as he is, he would be looking at doing jail-time…

Where’s Gordon? Day 15 : At the Treasury, writing buck passing letters to the Governor of the Bank of England.

Where’s Gordon?™ – Meeting Bush in Washington

The Where’s Gordon?™ map goes transatlantic.

Where’s Gordon?™ [April 11 & 12]

What has he been up to today and yesterday? Forgot to update the interactive Where’s Gordon?™ map. In the comments please…

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Where’s Gordon?™ Day 9

Click on the map* for the big interactive Where’s Gordon?™ map. Still missing a few days when Guido was either not paying attention or in the back of a gondola. So if helpful co-conspirators could post in the comments if

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Where’s Gordon?™ Day 3

Today Gordon was off to Gleneagles, promising to “give every child in the world a better chance – freed from poverty and liberated by education.”

A few months ago UNICEF reported that British children were the unhappiest in the Western

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Where’s Gordon?™ Day 1

Here are some pictures of recent difficult PMQ sessions for Blair. At many of them Cameron’s attack focussed on the Chancellor. Notice anything?

He is never there. Pension grab – not his idea – it was civil servants, CBI, former

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