Saturday, May 1, 2010

From UK Elections: Politics 101

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown is facing elections next week. In the process he met a lady who asked some rather nasty questions — questions he didn't like to answer. After entering his car, he made a rather nasty remark about Ms. Gillian Duffy. When he realized what happened, he went by Gillian Duffy to apologize, and afterwards he gave this interview to the press:

As anyone can see, it's a person who realizes the seriousness of the matter. Any amount of respect anyone may have had for Gordon Brown disappeared in a matter of seconds. That should be an important lesson in Politics 101: "Never say things you wouldn't want to hear again."

On May 6th 2010, the English people will have a chance to punish Gordon Brown for this stupid act, and the real losers are actually the British people. Gordon deserves a kick in the backside for his obvious lack of respect for political opponents, and Gillian Duffy just exposed a character trait which in no way befits ANY politician who dreams of continuing to represent the British people.

Gordon Brown is no Winston Churchill. He doesn't have nearly the guts to say things to people's face, and he has shown cowardice to an extent that you really can't have any respect for his handling of the situation. Winston Churchill was well-known for his loud and clear statements when faced with opposition.

One example:
Lady Astor: "Winston, if I were married to you, I'd put poison in your coffee."

Sir Winston Churchill: "Nancy, if you were my wife, I'd drink it."
Another example:
Bessie Braddock: "Winston, you're drunk."

Churchill: "Bessie, you're ugly. But tomorrow I shall be sober."
Such abilities to master the English language, and standing by your opinions has made these quotes world-famous among people who are interested in British politics.

Gordon Brown can never rise to that level until he learns to give proper answers and show his statemanship by being CLEAR and to-the-point in his communication with people.

But after the UK elections, he may be the former British Prime Minister, and Labour would be better served by finding a new leader for the party. His PhD in history SHOULD have given him a better sense of what the office of Prime Minister entails, but apparently he did have flaws in his knowledge of political history.

[Update: March 9, 2016 - video has now disappeared]

The British people deserve a Prime Minister who serves them instead of insulting them!

Have a good weekend everyone. :-)

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