Saturday, October 06, 2007

That Was Quick..!

Less than ten minutes after the call from Gordon, Roger Gale sends in his own response. I wonder if the Prime Minister called him too?

Roger Gale, afternoon described as "a disgrace and an abuse of parliament and of democracy" the chaotic and undignified manner in which the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, has used a pre-recorded interview with the BBC`s Andrew Marr, to announce to the nation that there will be no general election this year.

Speaking in his North Thanet Constituency Roger Gale said:

"We have watched in disgust as, live on television, Marr scurried into 10 Downing Street to record an interview with the Prime Minister and then, acting as something akin to His Master`s Voice, emerged to don an earpiece and announce to the world that Brown had confirmed that he would not hold an election this year.

This episode demonstrates the contempt in which Brown, the "Son of the Manse" who wanted to engage in "a different style of politics" clearly holds both the public and parliament and also reveals alarmingly the manner in which an already discredited BBC seems prepared to allow itself to be used by this Labour administration.

Brown could, as Prime Minister, have ended all speculation through either a formal televised all-channels Prime Ministerial statement, with Opposition response, or he could more properly have saved his statement until the House of Commons sits again on Monday.

The fact of the matter is that in a manner shoddily reminiscent of the ten years of Blair/Brown administration the Prime Minister has lost his nerve and hidden behind Auntie`s skirts to allow the BBC to make his craven announcement for him.It has been said by commentators at Blackpool and since that a cancellation of Labour`s election plans is what we, in the Conservative Party, have been trying to achieve. Nothing could be further from the truth. We believe that, with a government poised to commit us to a European Constitutional Treaty without a referendum, an election is in the most vital Interests of our United Kingdom. We are ready for it locally here in Kent and nationally. We are, apparently, to be denied the opportunity to express our views through the ballot box by a Prime Minister who should for ever now wear a white feather in his cap and who has spoken not with the voice of authority but through a tame mouthpiece."

Ed: Labour has enjoyed a significant funding surge in recent months. According to Electoral Commission figures, from April to June the party received a total of £5m in donations, more than £1.5m up on the same quarter last year under Blair. Yet the party still has net debts of £20m, including £14m of outstanding loans. Not a great platform on which to fight an election

Speaking before Brown’s decision was made public, Stephen Ladyman,the MP for Thanet South, said he thought a late poll was in the party’s interest.

“If we wait, I think as soon as we go past Christmas we will see the Tories start to tear themselves apart wanting Cameron to go back to the right,” Ladyman said. “I think if we leave the election to 2009, they will implode.”


Anonymous said...

Despite the rabid bias in MSNs editorial on Cameron's quite marvellous speech at Blackpool, most comments on their blog were very positive! The sudden turn-round is a direct result of the impact that end of conference speech made! Some-one like Buggins Brown who has waited for so long for his position at the top of Government in this country is going to be very wary about his premiership being cut short. How does inviting Marr in to make the announcement fit in with the declared aim to restore the position of Parliament? It doesn't of course. Give Labour some more time to un-ravel and with an aggressive attacking Opposition as opposed to an acquiescent silence, we will see Labour fall apart by 2009?

Anonymous said...

Maybe Brown is too busy going around being photographed cutting ribbons outside hospitals that are already OPEN!!!!!
What really hacks me off is that he thinks we're stupid and can be treated with contempt.
He should know that when you mock the British Public, we tend to bite back.

Anonymous said...

I think Brown has been too busy having his hair tidied up, eyebrows plucked, nose hair removed, ear hair removed, his teeth whitened, collagen filler for wrinkles and being so epillated I doubt he can even grow a beard!
In ten years I've never seen him so closely shaven and smooth. In the Andrew Marr interview I found myself strangely drawn to the wierd whiteness of his teeth!
The "son of the Manse" has gone a bit metro-sexual and I wonder what his Old Labour Scotts constituents think!

Anonymous said...

It's not surprising that Dr. Ladyman wants to put off the election as long as possible. That way he won't have to start looking for a new job quite so soon.

He should know that when you mock the British Public, we tend to bite back.

Maybe, but they have got away with it for the past ten years so they probably think they can carry on regardless.