Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Brown-must-go watch

Just as I did with Tony Blair in 2006-7, I'll be keeping a tally over the next few weeks of which Labour MPs, union leaders, Labour-supporting MSM columnists and newspapers and also left-leaning bloggers are publicly calling on Gordon Brown to go. Messrs Stringer and Prentice have seemingly started the ball rolling at the Westminster end, while Mrs Andrew Marr has emerged as the unlikely cheerleader for the Dump Gordon faction in Fleet Street. Please feel free to email me any other examples you know about, and remember to include a link.

Labour MPs

Graham Stringer
Gordon Prentice

Union leaders

Paul Kenny

Labour-supporting columnists

Jackie Ashley
John Rentoul

Left bloggers

Skipper

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13 comments:

purplepangolin said...

Polly Toynbee on Newsnight last nigh said that Gordon should go for the good of the party. Sorry, no link.

Anonymous said...

Lance Price

Bob Piper said...

Well, to counter the inclusion of Toynbee, I think you need to delete Skipper. Bill actually wrote yesterday that he thought there was no alternative to Brown staying on (much as he may wish it were different).

Anonymous said...

Lance price left the government because of the current leader it is no surpise he stuck the knife in when he could.

Dirty Euro: said...

The woosies and big girls blouses are calling for the PM to go. So what. I say what a few months and see how things pan out.
There is not hurry to change. There is no general election for two years and not even local elections for a year.
The PM has saved millions of lives with the increase in aid money he gave to afrcia. But no one remembers this. That Polly just got a few words of seduction from the tory leader and she is putty in his hands. She needs to grow some balls.

Dirty Euro: said...

OK here is an interesting point by me
Have we all been totally wrong in saying glasgow east is in the PM's backyard.
As scot I was confused by a scottish seat voting against scottish PM. But i am not from sectarian partso f scotland. Glasgiw is a sectarian part of scotland. Catholic - protestant issues are rife. The PM is not from a sectarian part of scotland too.
Did he and all of us fail to understand that being a scottish proddie is not much help in scottish catholic seat. He may be as alien to scottish catholics as english men are to such a seat. Maybe he needs a scottish catholic in the cabinet to shore up the scottish catholic vote.

Paul Linford said...

Bob - I'll let Bill decide whether or not he should be included.

Purplepangolin - I think Toynbee is still speaking with a bit of a forked tongue. Her piece in the Guardian today is highly critical of Gordon but stops short of saying she should go.

Paul Linford said...

Bob - I'll let Bill decide whether or not he should be included.

Purplepangolin - I think Toynbee is still speaking with a bit of a forked tongue. Her piece in the Guardian today is highly critical of Gordon but stops short of saying she should go.

media scum said...

Dirty Euro - so how come a Baptist SNP guy got elected in Glasgow E ? Or don't Baptists count ?

Dirty Euro: said...

You do not see my point it was analysing why the seat has a higher proportion who support indpendence when in reality we all know this region of the country has quote an irish indetity.
Is it pro scottish or anti british, that make them vote SNP. Look at a celtic game it looks more like a recruiting ground for sinn fein not the snp.
Maybe it was a mistake by the Lbaour candidate (who was apart from this very good) to focus on the indepdendence as an issue. Maybe there is a strong anti briths appeal in the area.

Anonymous said...

and Polly Toynbee..

septicisle said...

I haven't exactly called for him to go, but I've said it might well be the best option for him personally.

Letters From A Tory said...

I don't think Skipper is quite as relevant as Graham Stringer and Gordon Prentice.