Prime Minister Brown, but for how long? 7 replies

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Relander

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#1 10 years ago

Gordon Brown's position isn't admireable. The economy isn't in that good shape, the taxation reform hit the wall and the Labour party lost the local elections by a landslide for David Cameron's Conservative party. However there's still time for the Labour to recover and all it may take for the Conservatives to lose their chances are a couple of scandals.

What do you think, what will be the outcome of the next election? Is Brown finished no matter what?




UNDIESRULES

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#2 10 years ago

He has had his cake and eat it, he's out. He is a bungler who should not have been PM in the first place.




Rich19

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#3 10 years ago

He had a difficult start - people were already fairly sick of Blair's labour government.

I hate to say it, but I think the next election will produce a Conservative PM.




masked_marsoe VIP Member

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#4 10 years ago

I've been fairly impressed by Nick Clegg, and of course Sian Berry.

The Tories need to win at least 9% more in the popular vote than Labour in order to get a majority. In the current polls, they look to pick up a comfortable 50 seat majority.

The outcome of Crewe and Nantwich will be interesting, Labour has held that seat for more than 30 years, and the Tories haven't won a by-election since 1982, but the polling shows a big swing to the Tories - 10% or so.




Mr. Matt VIP Member

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#5 10 years ago

There's a great deal of discontent for Labour in general these days, particularly Gordon Brown and his predecessor. They will certainly be facing their most difficult general election since they gained power. As for who will win, god knows. The Labour Party has proven adept at spinning, and there's still a lot of time before the general elections, so anything could happen.




Meadow

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#6 10 years ago

I think an '09 loss for Labour would ultimately be a good thing - get kicked out with a sharp kick to the rear, realise we need to ditch Brown (although most of us know this already) and get ourselves someone like Cruddas as leader of the opposition.

However, I'm not sure having the Tories in power is a sacrifice worth making for a decent Labour party... I'm sure plenty of people said similar to me in 1979... 'oh, it won't be too bad. Let them have their fun, we can rebuild as a party and - oh dear, she's started a war.'




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#7 10 years ago

Bye Bye Brownie.




masked_marsoe VIP Member

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#8 10 years ago
masked_marsoe;4350035The outcome of Crewe and Nantwich will be interesting, Labour has held that seat for more than 30 years, and the Tories haven't won a by-election since 1982, but the polling shows a big swing to the Tories - 10% or so.

Ouch, a Tory swing of 17.6% in safe Labour seat.

Bye bye Brownie.