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Gordon Brown is stepping down

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by really, May 10, 2010.

  1. really

    really Deity

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/election_2010/8672859.stm
    So who will take over?
     
  2. ParadigmShifter

    ParadigmShifter Random Nonsense Generator

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    Hopefully not Harriet Harman.

    I think Alan Johnson. But Milliband probably more likely.

    Perhaps this thread should be merged with the UK Election Aftermath thread?
     
  3. Samson

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    I think it is good of him to go, though I guess there was no chance of him staying on either with the lib dems in power or as they move to opposition.
     
  4. Traitorfish

    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    I would like to see a headline reading "Gordon Brown steps down, steps down, steps down tonight". I am not sure why.
     
  5. Darth_Pugwash

    Darth_Pugwash wobble wobble

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    He's recognized that he's just too unpopular to stay on, which is a somewhat of a shame as alot of that comes from more from his dour persona than anything else. He's handled the post-election situation in a dignified way.

    I guess David Milliband is the leading pick for next leader at this point?
     
  6. BCLG100

    BCLG100 Music Master

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    I agree, he seems a bit of an old school politician in many regards; relying on policies rather than personality.

    Milliband seems to be the front runner but i just can't imagine him wanting to be in charge of the rainbow alliance. I feel he may just wait until he can run either a Labour government or a Labour opposition.
     
  7. Truronian

    Truronian Quite unfamiliar Retired Moderator

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    Milliband seems most likely to me... no way anyone would elect a Prime Minister Balls.

    EDIT: Johnson and Balls for leader and deputy!
     
  8. GamezRule

    GamezRule Inconceivable!

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    Hopefully soon we will read this headline with the name Barack Obama replacing Gordon Brown. :lol:
     
  9. Shekwan

    Shekwan Kim Chi Quaffing Celt

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    The more I saw how desperately bad he was at being a traditional "personable" politician, the more I liked him.

    An excellent example is his trip to Tesco:


    Link to video.

    Poor quality, but still hilarious. Lovely Age! Lot of Produce Here!
     
  10. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    How much was Brown the problem?
     
  11. BCLG100

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    Depends how you define the problem.

    Personality wise, completely the problem. Policy wise, i feel he was possibly the best person to run the Labour party post Blair.
     

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