Archive for the ‘Gordon Brown’ Category

Brown-induced nausea

16 July 2009

I’m forcing myself to listen to Brown in his “wooden and perfunctory manner”, not answer the questions posed by members of the House of Commons Liaison Committee.

You can see from the sickened faces of the questioners that they have utter contempt for this weasel, who poses as our Prime Minister.

Not only does he not answer questions in a select committee but he takes every opportunity to drooooooonnnne on, and on, and on about his government’s fictional achievements.

I might be too unwell to post tomorrow.

Nudge me, if you don’t hear from me.

Back to the droning ….

Lisbon Treaty: Irish guarantees a fiction?

16 July 2009


We must to more than hope that the Irish will wake up to the con that they’re being sold. We must help them to open their eyes. The EU will be throwing our money at a Yes vote, in the process, interfering with the democratic process in a sovereign state.

Let’s look at what Gordon Brown said today.

Background:

About 48 minutes into the HoC Liaison Committee’s deliberations (today, from 10:00 to 12:32), Gordon Brown was asked whether Parliament would have to vote again on a protocol that attaches to the Lisbon Treaty, regarding Ireland’s ‘guarantees’.

Brown said that it would, but that whether or not the protocol was itself ratified, the Lisbon Treaty would still be ratified, if all member states did so in their respective countries.

The protocol would be attached to the next accession treaty.

Questions:

Given that the Lisbon Treaty is self-amending, requiring no agreement from member states to ratify any further treaties or amendments to current treaties, what guarantee is there that the Irish ‘guarantee’ protocol will actually be implemented?

What are Ireland’s options if, post-Lisbon Treaty ratification, the next accession treaty does not implement the ‘guarantee’ protocol?

Aren’t the Irish being asked to take on trust that this ‘guarantee’ protocol will be incorporated, as agreed with Ireland?

Are any sceptics asking these questions and ensuring that the Irish understand the implications of the pile of sh*t they are being sold?

Alistair Darling gets a rise out of Brown’s zero percent

1 July 2009

Watch Alistair Darling’s face after Brown’s 0% rise. Oh the schadenfreude!

How low can this government get?

26 June 2009

It is clear that Brown intends to fight very dirty to cling onto power – there is no level too low to which the Prime Mentalist will stoop.

Labour lost one motion but won several others by a small margin to regionalise debates that should take place in Parliament. What is so disturbing about this is that the opposition parties first learned of Labour’s plans when they were published on the House’s order papers – without discussion or debate in the House.


This is a matter for Parliament to decide – not for an unelected, megalomaniac mental case!

Outf**kingrageous!

I was gobsmacked when Dhanda, one of the Speaker candidates, spoke of regionalising parliamentary debates and at the time, wondered where the hell that idea came from, right out of the blue.

Now it seems clear that this emanated from the Labour party – a sort of stalking policy looking for traction from the MPs’ expenses scandal.

The regionalisation smacks of the sticky, all-pervasive hand of the EU, which would like to see England disappear, and the English parliament made into an irrelevance – all the easier to take over and control the land and the people of England.


The evil freaking b*stards!

Amazing coincidence that these debates are to take place during the weeks of the opposition parties’ autumn conferences – not a single one schedule during the Labour Party’s conference.

Cameron, Clegg, Farage – I hope you are ready for a knock-out fight. Brown is a dangerous man and has to be taken out.

Full story from the BBC:

Chamber of House of Commons

The idea is to hold more committee meetings outside London

The government has suffered a defeat in the Commons over part of its plan for MPs to hold debates across England.

Tory and Lib Dem MPs attacked the plans for so-called Regional Grand Committees to meet in September and October.

They were annoyed there had been no debate on the timings and location of the sessions.

A proposed session in Nottingham on 9 September was rejected by 104 votes to 98. Seven other regional meetings were approved but voting was close.

The first vote, for a meeting of South West MPs in Exeter on 3 September was passed by just nine votes, while a committee held in Reading of South East MPs went through by just seven votes.

‘No debate’
The Nottingham meeting would have involved East Midlands MPs discussing the economy.

But the government’s plans – which have already been criticised by opposition parties for being too costly – came under fire in the Commons when a series of dates and locations were listed – but there was no opportunity to debate them.

Tory chief whip Patrick McLoughlin questioned the timing, adding: “Indeed, some of these regional grand committees are taking place when both the Liberal Democrat party conference is and the Conservative party conference, yet none are taking place when the Labour Party conference is taking place.”

It now appears after the recent defeat of the government that this policy is in complete disarray
Alan Duncan
Conservatives

He was told there was “no possibility of discussion and debate, merely a vote” as the items were on the Commons order paper.

Conservative Yorkshire MP Greg Knight was annoyed a meeting of the Yorkshire and Humber committee was scheduled for Barnsley when he said it should be in Bridlington.

And for the Lib Dems, David Heath said MPs had been “given no notice of these motions beyond the fact that they were on the order paper today” – he was told no amendments could be added.

The government narrowly won the first vote, for a South West committee, by nine votes.
But it then lost the Nottingham vote by six votes. The following five votes were narrowly won by majorities of seven, eight, 15, 19, 21 and finally 25 votes.
Among those opposing the proposal was Alan Duncan, Shadow Commons leader and MP for Rutland.

He called for a statement from Commons leader Harriet Harman and urged her to withdraw the motions and go “back to the drawing board”.
“It now appears after the recent defeat of the government that this policy is in complete disarray,” he said.

A spokesman for Ms Harman said Labour MPs had not been instructed to vote for the government’s policy.

He said: “These are matters for the House to reach a decision on. The leader is disappointed at the outcome. She feels that the grand committees could have engaged in valuable work in September.”

The committees were set up last year in an effort to improve accountability and as a forum for ministers with responsibility for economic development in the English regions to outline their strategies.

But some MPs opposed the idea, saying it was too costly and would further increase government patronage.

Brown’s green shoots

24 June 2009

At PMQs today, Brown droned on about spending his way out of recession, trying to justify his incontinent spending with claims that inflation isn’t a worry.

Yet.

Meanwhile, Mervyn King, Governor of the BoE bore witness at the Treasury Select Committee hearing:

“The speed of which the fiscal stimulus should be withdrawn has to depend on the state of the economy. …The scale of the deficit is truly extraordinary. 12.5 percent of GDP is not something that anybody would have anticipated even a year or two ago. And this reflects the scale of the global downturn.

But it also reflects the fact that we came into this crisis with fiscal policy itself on a path that wasn’t itself sustainable and a correction was needed.

There will certainly need to be a plan for the lifetime of the next parliament, contingent on the state of the economy, to show how those deficits will be brought down if the economy recovers to reach levels of deficits below those which were shown in the budget figures.”

… which blasts a hole right through McMental’s cunning plan to flood the country with money we can’t afford. Clearly, King knows that the UK’s fiscal woes are home grown. Let’s see how Gordon wriggles on this particular hook. King predicted that the second-quarter’s growth will be negative and that we might not return to zero growth until the new year. He said we can’t wait for the next parliament before spelling out how the budget deficit will be reduced.

Richard Lambert, Director General of the CBI and former member of the BoE’s MPC, said that the treasury’s current plans are not sustainable and we need plans to get the economy back in balance.

Even “figures close to Gordon Brown” said that the Labour spending / Tory cuts gambit is unsustainable and an inadequate platform on which to fight the next election.

Sneery Paxo on Newsnight last night alluded to friction between No. 10 and No. 11 and that King supported Darling’s stance. King defended Darling robustly on the TSC, so it would seem that Brown is out-flanked.

Brown takes you for a fool

24 June 2009

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21 June 2009

Britain’s assassins

21 June 2009

Brown, Mandy or their lackeys are putting it about that Brown will step down before the end of 2009.

Simon Walters says of Brown that “despite his unpopularity in Britain, his economic skills have won him international plaudits”.

Brown? Economic skills? The man whose lax regulation coupled with low interest rates brought about the near collapse of the economy?

Brown will cling on until the Lisbon Treaty is signed, because that’s what Mandy and his EU masters want him to do. He won’t go until the Lisbon Treaty is ratified to ensure that the Tories can’t bin it easily.

Let’s not forget – the Scots have no love for the English or the English way of life. The EU doesn’t much care for them either. Between the Scottish Mafia and the europhiles, England has been given a nasty dose of swine flu. Brown and Mandy want to ensure that the disease is fatal – they can’t allow Cameron to resuscitate the patient they have brought to near death.

Cameron disowns Clarke’s remarks on Lisbon

21 June 2009

Last week, Ken Clark alarmed prospective Tory voter by proclaiming:

“If the Irish referendum endorses the treaty and ratification comes into effect, then our settled policy is quite clear that the treaty will not be reopened.

“But it has also been said by David Cameron – and he means it – that it will not rest there, and he will want to start discussions on divisions of competence between national states and the centre of the EU.”

Now the Telegraph “understands” that Cameron and Osborne have sought to assure MPs that Clarke’s remarks were not in accord with their “strongly eurosceptic” stance on Europe which is to reduce the power of Brussels.

Cameron has still not pledged to hold a referendum on the treaty should all member states have ratified it when the Tories come to power, as articulated by Tory MP, Philip Davies:

“We need to bring powers back from Europe but I don’t think it’s clear at the moment how we are going to do it. What happens if the Irish vote ‘yes’, which they probably will? That is when William Hague’s problems begin. We are pinning our hopes on it not being ratified but it looks as if it will be so we desperately need a plan B. I don’t think there is one.”

“I don’t see how we can repatriate a few powers here and there unless we are prepared to use the nuclear option which is to say ‘if you don’t allow us to have these powers back we are going to leave the EU altogether’. That is the only way you can negotiate.”

None of which is reassuring.

We can be sure that Brown intends to cling to power until the treaty is ratified – which could happen by October, should the Irish vote Yes. The Czechs have said they would ratify the treaty only if the Irish vote Yes.

Dan Hannan believes that Mandelson is prepared to destroy Labour, by propping up lame-duck Brown, until the treaty is ratified, knowing that Cameron would kill it if he does not. Hannan says:

“European Commissioners are obsessed with the need to keep David Cameron at bay until the Lisbon Treaty is ratified.”

… and that “Mandelson is their agent, their man in Westminster.”

Dan Hannan’s article suggests that Brussels is pulling Mandelson’s strings, exerting its influence over a sovereign state. That it is subverting our democracy via an unelected Mandelson, to gain power over Britain.

The EU lavishly rewards leaders and politicos of sovereign states who sell their countries for lucre. The EU is a cancer, each of its mutant politico cells spreading their corruption through nation states, laying waste to all that is healthy in democracy.

McBride revisited

19 June 2009

Scotland on Sunday reported that McBride was back working for Brown – which seemed plausible due to the various McBride-like smears which have occurred since. Stealth and deception are Brown’s favoured tools, it seems.

Then, at this week’s PMQs, when challenged on McBride’s ’employment’ by a Tory, Brown answered a different question to the one he was asked. Slippery.

Alex Singleton suspects McBride is on the payroll – MarkReckons, too.