Gordon Brown Fans Here?

@mivarg (277)
India
May 10, 2007 3:10pm CST
How many Gordon Brown fans are here? Do you think that he will replace Tony Blair and prove his mettle? I am not a Britisher, so I would like to know how Britishers and people all over the world look at Brown as a capable leader. From what I have learnt from the media, he had been waiting for so long and pretty tired of the entire issue. I wonder whether he will be able to keep thye enthusiasm that such a big status demands.
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@rosie_123 (6118)
11 May 07
Oh my - no way! The man is an accountant, not a politician. He is very dry and dour - he has no people skills, and no charisma. He is undoubtedly very clever academically, but he is not popular with us here in the UK - particularly with those in the South and London. To be honest, he won't be PM for long anyway - Labour will go at the next election almost certainly (the British people will not forgive them for dragging us into the Iraq War), so he will have a very short moment of fame!!
@mivarg (277)
• India
11 May 07
Well, it seems things have changed so much in years! So, he is no more popular in Britain? I guess the Iraq war and the British involvement has craeted a lot of resentment in the popular psyche. I had the impression that a divide within the Labour and Brown's prime minsitership would make Britisher's feel ok.
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@rosie_123 (6118)
11 May 07
Well I think the only thing that will make most of us feel OK is for this ghastly government to go completely! Last week we had local, Council elections here, and so many Labour councillors were pushed out, that if it had been a General Election it would have been one of the biggest Conservative landslide victories in years. We British generally don't like anyone being in power too long - it smacks of tyranny, and possible abuse of power with no one to curb it, so we tend to turn against governments after a couple of terms in office, and replace them anyway!
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@mivarg (277)
• India
11 May 07
Thank you very much for sharing your views. I guess I must resume reading the British newspapers again, from the BCL here. The whole affair seems truly interesting, and comparisons to the US politics makes it all the more worth following a phenomenon!
@gberlin (3836)
10 May 07
I don't know much about him except that he is in line to be the next prime minister of Great Britain. I don't know his stand on any issues and like you I am not a Britisher so for me I will just wait and see how his first few weeks in office go.
@mivarg (277)
• India
11 May 07
I see. Let us wait and see, eh? I used to read British newspapers regualrly, and from what I have read, many people in Britain have high hopes regarding Gordon Brown.He was at a time some sort of cult figure there, I feel. But I doubt whether it's too late for him now to be the Prime minister. People are now too familiar with him and a bit tired, just like him, after the long wait.
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@gberlin (3836)
11 May 07
I just saw on the news this morning that Tony Blair is endorsing Brown as the new prime minister.
@urbandekay (18308)
11 Jul 07
Good, despite the press not giving him a fair go. They could let him show his mettle before they start carping on. A lot better than than Bush's pup Tony all the best urban
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@mivarg (277)
• India
11 Jul 07
Let us hope so. Thanks so much friend, for the response.By the way, you seem to be the first one to respond favouring Brown's opportunity. I am glad to get both sides of the issue.