I Feel Sorry For Gordon Brown..
December 17, 2009 7:04pm CST
...and I don't know why. I don't want the Tories to get in at the next election, for various reasons but poor Gordon looks so tired right now...and alone. I feel for him, I really do. Yes, he has made mistakes (haven't we all) but everyone knows that Labour spend money like water so to slate him now makes me angry, actually. The Tories will - no doubt - scrap the minimum wage that the Labour government introduced, make more cuts in the Public Sector..and repeal the Hunting With Dogs ban. So, before everyone starts defecting to the Tories, remember that they are nowhere near as compassionate as Labour and to harpoon Gordon Brown over that letter he wrote to a dead soldier's mother (he got the name wrong) remember, it is one out of hundreds he has had to write. He is blind in one eye too, which most people know about. So, please, give him a break. C'mon Obama, I'm relying on you to stick up for him in Copenhagen! :-0
5 Jan 10
I don't feel sorry for Gordon Brown at all. He's brought his troubles on himself. He was an irresponsible Chancellor, and now he's head of the most authoritarian government in my lifetime. And I don't see any signs of compassion among the Labour Party leadership - they screw the working poor into the ground with their taxes, they trash our traditional freedoms and their foreign policy has been a disaster.
• Carlisle, England
5 Jan 10
I agree with everything you say but the alternative isn't any better in my opinion. For a start, they want to bring back Hunting with Dogs as most of them used to carry out this monstrosity of a "sport" when it was legal. I bet most members of the Countryside Alliance are Conservative MPs...and don't get me started on that Kirsty Allsop giving housing advice to the Tories. Not exactly skint is she? I bet she's never met a homeless person in her life. Labour have been disappointing, there's no denying that and the Tories will probably win the next Election. I won't vote for them though, no way. Labour should have had a leadership campaign and got David Milliband in ages ago...but they didn't and it's gonna cost them, unfortunately.
5 Jan 10
Labour and Conservative and aren't the only alternative in politics. There are plenty of political parties to choose from these days, from Libertarians to Greens. Voting for one party just to keep the other out doesn't get us anywhere - the situation has got worse under both Labour and Tory governments, and it will continue to deteriorate whoever the next PM is. We really do need to break the stranglehold that the big parties have on British politics and start to progress again.