Monday, 28 January 2008

Gordon Brown MP: Business as usual

27th June 2007. Under Gordon Brown as Prime Minister there would be no more allegations of sleaze or incompetence. Seven months into his long-awaited reign:

  • The non-election of 2007.

  • Intense criticism of not adhering to the military covenant.

  • Alleged to have 'borrowed' three opposition tax policies.

  • Controversy about not holding a referendum on the EU Treaty of Lisbon.

  • David Abrahams secret donations scandal, losing the party General Secretary in the process.

  • Peter Hain donations scandal - his resignation - the accusation of Brown dithering.

  • Wendy Alexander donations controversy.

  • Harriet Harman donations controversy.

  • Handling of the Northern Rock affair.

  • Data loss in the HMRC, DVLA, NHS, MOD, and DWP.

  • Police Officer pay row and protest.

  • The Alan Johnson potential controversy.
Feel free to comment as no doubt I've forgotten something important.

Let's hope that life - after Hain - isn't business as usual.


what a bad start 28 January 2008 at 16:57  

The panic has set in that he's a short term Prime Minister

Labour through and through 28 January 2008 at 20:25  

The Deputy Leader contest has turned out to be a poisoned chalice for most involved. Thank God GB was the only contender for the leadership.

Che Grav-ara 29 January 2008 at 12:31  

You forgot the publicity stunt Brown did involving announcing the homecoming of soldiers that had already been announced and was far less than he stated.

Announcing an exaggerated budget for Wales, as corrected by Andrew Davies.

When you look at the list it is quite staggering how bad things have gone for the PM. A tougher job would be thinking of things that have gone right.

Freda 29 January 2008 at 16:40  

What about the fiasco of the 'government of all the talents'? Gimick politics at its best.

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