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Date: 2009-04-24 22:44
Subject: the face of gordon
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Attentive villagers will have noticed that I have mentioned our Prime Minister a number of times over the past couple of years, but it occurs to me that those of you on the other side of the village pond may not know quite who I'm talking about. I mean, President Obama is probably the most recognisable man in the world, but which of you could pick Gordon out of a police lineup?
So this is Gordon recently announcing the measures to revamp the rules on MP's expenses. There are two remarkable things about this clip on YouTube. Firstly, it was actually released on YouTube by Number Ten. And secondly, I have no idea what Gordon's image consultants have been telling him, but watch out around 1.35.

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User: mylefteye
Date: 2009-04-26 09:04 (UTC)
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I actually think the 'fine in private, awkward in public' thing shows in little clips we see of Gordon 'off stage' and I warm to him because of it. If politics comes down to personalities, I'll take Brown over Blair any day. Blair looked and spoke like an evolved weasel. He was about as trustworthy as one, too.
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User: hutch0
Date: 2009-05-02 23:19 (UTC)
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I think his days are numbered. I heard a story about the Gurkha vote - Labour whips were apparently standing outside the lobbies and pointing out to Labour MPs which one they should go through - ie the one which would have swung the vote for the Government - and MPs were just ignoring them and walking past to the other lobby.
MPs have learned that it's not only possible to disobey Gordon, it's possible to do so an be considered heroes. That has to be narcotic.
It's just my opinion, but I think we're watching the endgame of a great political tragedy being played out. Gordon worked all his political life to bring Labour back into government, and then he waited a decade to take power, and apart from his one shining moment at the G20 it's been a catastrophe.
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