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.”
Guido’s mother used to dip his soother in rum, never did Guido any harm…
Even if Brown signalled straight-away that he intended to bring the boys back from Iraq, (something that would be popular), he would be supported in this by the Tories, so no real advantage will come even from that. The much heralded “Brown Bounce” seems as real a prospect as a “Brown tax cut”. Left-wing voters will still remember that he wrote the cheques for the war and right-wing voters will always say it was his fault that the army was ill equipped, under-funded and over-stretched. The Brown bounce will be a dead-Lemming bounce.
Full data set (pdf) here.
Was he? It looks like somebody has done a bit of photoshopping. Inserting his head badly and deleting the “We Are All Hizbullah” banners. You decide…
Hat-tip : LibDemVoice
Ming has made the tough decision to have a (politically fashionable) Facebook link. Principle?
So when the SNP listed 100 leading businessmen who were supporting them, Gordon was not amused. A counter list of 100 businessman opposed to Scottish independence was hastily assembled. An advert was placed in The Scotsman by these “non-partisan” business leaders. Guido understands that it was financed by John Milligan, who is also a trustee of the Smith Institute…
“By the Monday, after polling, the new government should be launching the next phase: the first 100 days during which it must stamp a new approach on the nation. Exchange controls will need to be quickly imposed with new powers over foreign capital movements. All financial institutions and companies should be required to halt new investment overseas. The pension funds and other financial institutions should be required to purchase government stocks to fund a massive expansion of a rejuvenated National Enterprise Board. Immediate import controls should be imposed, pending full negotiations in the context of planned trade and planning agreements. Privatisation of British Telecom should be reversed…. price controls should also figure during these first 100 days… It is essential to involve the unions directly over decisions in all economic activities etc etc
What will Ronnie Cohen do when they nationalise his private equity investments?
…to be continued.
While researching the latter book it has come to Guido’s notice that, somewhat bizarrely for a man on police bail, whenever Sleazy Levy is in public he can invariably be seen being kept under the watchful eye of the Metropolitan Police. Guido understands that they are for his personal protection, not surveillance.
Guido never knew it could be so dangerous in leafy Mill Hill…
Remind Guido why they are getting rid of three-times-winner Blair early?
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…
It also has some characters, Hain and Blears provide a lot of comedic potential. Guido feels we should know more about these people and their campaigns – well not the campaign issues so much as the campaigners themselves – we’re not interested in policy. So co-conspirators, email Guido with titbits and gossip.
Even your patron saint is actually a Turk and sadly you don’t get a national holiday today. With both a German-descended head-of-state and a Scots dominated government, it must all be a little demoralising. Without even your own sporting English national anthem, the Irish Rugby team easily kicked English ass, and even the English cricket team looks susceptible to the rise of the Irish cricket team.* Things could, with the prospect of Prime Minister Brown, be depressing for the English.
Nevertheless, this Irishman would like to wish all his English readers a happy St George’s day.
*We beat Pakistan.