Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by really, May 10, 2010.
So who will take over?
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?
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.
I would like to see a headline reading "Gordon Brown steps down, steps down, steps down tonight". I am not sure why.
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?
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.
Milliband seems most likely to me... no way anyone would elect a Prime Minister Balls.
EDIT: Johnson and Balls for leader and deputy!
Hopefully soon we will read this headline with the name Barack Obama replacing Gordon Brown.
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!
How much was Brown the problem?
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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