6 Responses to “Say what you like about the EU, but have a look at MEP Daniel Hannan giving Gordon Brown a piece of everyone’s mind!”
A well delivered polemic, but is it directed at the wrong person? It was the British Banks and the Tory run City which bankrupted the British economy which Brown is now lumbered with trying to fix. The losses incurred by these banks makes Brown’s (otherwise sustainable) borrowing look small in comparison.
Yes the UK is in bigger trouble than other G20 members, but that is because its economy was disproportionately based on a completely irresponsible Banking sector. Brown bears some responsibility for this. He drank the coo-aid and didn’t regulate it tightly enough. But the primary responsibility for the disaster still falls to the Tory City.
Frank- he proclaimed the end to boom and bust and allowed the banks in his role as chancellor to act in the way that they did.
He believed wholly in the free market which has ultimately failed in its current format and so he can’t be the man to get us out of this mess. He’s smug and he won’t admit he has made any errors. A good politician should be able to do that.
It’s something I feel really strongly about, I don’t think he represents people in the UK, I certainly don’t want him acting in my name. And he abandoned, along with many Labour MPs, his principles.
Obviously you’re entitled to your own interpretation, no doubt he’ll be judged when he meets his maker either way.
I don’t actually disagree with you about Brown and new Labour betraying their party’s historic principles, but I think it is a bit rich for a Tory MEP now trying to put all the blame on Brown when the Tories have been even more for a de-regulated market than Labour.
It’s a lot easier to be wise after the event and to blame others when you haven’t been in political power but when your party’s ideology and supporters have been running the financial sector and have wrecked havoc on the whole economy.
Either way the Tories will soon be in power, and perhaps Cameron will have learned from past mistakes. It’s always easier for a new Government coming in to make dramatic changes, but I wouldn’t be holding my breath.
Incredible as it may seem, things will probably get a lot worse still when the Tories do get into power… but I don’t want to cheer you up too much!!!
That leads me well on to something I’m really interested in. Would you vote Lib Dem at the next election?
If every disillusioned voter does (if they get their act together to deserve the votes) then the Tories won’t win.
Being Irish I’m not entitled to vote in the UK, but if I were it would depend on the candidates and the constituency I was voting in. The BNP, UKIP and the Tories would be at the bottom of my list, and after that it would be a case of the least worst candidate who has a chance of winning.
I.e. I would not vote Lib Dem if that would only let a Tory in but I probably would vote Lib Dem in preference to a new labourite.
You guys should really consider proportional representation (preferably single transferable vote in multi-seat constituencies as in Ireland and Northern Ireland Assembly and EP elections) if if you want to increase voter turnout and give people real choices.
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