Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Brown Angers Kirkcaldy Constituents by Debate Refusals

Gordon Brown isn't just in trouble for his gaffe this lunchtime. He's being berated in his own constituency for refusing to attend any of the hustings debate invitations he has had. Perhaps he is taking a leaf out of Gloria de Piero's book...

According to his constituency agent, Alex Rowley, he has received eight hustings invitations but has refused them all. This was explained at a hustings in Kirkcaldy last night organised by the PCS union and the audience did not react well. not well at all.

18 comments:

Elby the Beserk said...

Oh Lord. Might we see Balls AND Brown go? That would be too much to hope for, but I think we had better take a bottle of Penfolds Grange with us just in case (away in Cornwall for the election). Or maybe two...

Grand_Inquisitor said...

Evidently he is a "man of the people" - just like Uncle Joe of old, who did not do accountability.

Sean Haffey said...

Oh, come one Ian.

You know very well this is the Tories' fault.

And anyway, he abolished boom and bust, so what more do you want?

Bigot!

Future History of England said...

Wouldn't be be helpful to Labour if he didn't in his constituency? They could choose someone else to lead the party to work with Cleggover

Thorpe said...

I don't think Labour HQ would want him off the leash again in front of real people...

Cogito Dexter said...

http://cogitodexter.wordpress.com/2010/04/28/gordons-doh-moment/

What a complete hoon.

Are there any more nails left for Brown to hammer into his own coffin?

Oliver Drew said...

Surely there is no way that Brown will lose in his own constituency. That would be the ultimate humility and indictment, but it will not happen. He has a majority of over 18,000 (according to wikipedia - fastest resource I could find!)...Though it wouldn't surprise me if that majority was significantly reduced.

Who knows though, this is the wierdest election campaign ever, so who knows. I'm still not sure if we should be surprised if the LibDems win most votes, or even who is actually gonna win this election...Election Night will be the most interesting for quite a while.

George said...

Look, I'm the Great Leader.

I don't do debates with the little people, and the people of Kirkcaldy know what they have to do, put the cross against my name. Those that don't, we will find you, and you will be dealt with.

As Great Leader I'm held in huge esteem and the people have been given their instructions so let's have no more of this bigoted impertinence form the little peasants of the media. Passes and access at Westminster are in my purview, hint.

Gordon Brown. (tis I, your great leader)

Just Wonderful said...

Maybe he'll get Gloria De Piero to go do his debates for him. She's certainly not bothering with her own!

M said...

It all over now for Gordon Brown after his latest insult to the voters of the UK for there's no way he can recover from the damage done by this invaluable insight into his true character.

west coast wanderer said...

actually a few labour hopefuls have been sniffing around the constituency. A few in Labour reckon Brown is finished no matter what and he would stand down immediately creating a byelection (it would be a bye bye election). They are already looking to get what is a very safe seat. Fifers don't think they are like sheep

west coast wanderer said...

actually a few labour hopefuls have been sniffing around the constituency. A few in Labour reckon Brown is finished no matter what and he would stand down immediately creating a byelection (it would be a bye bye election). They are already looking to get what is a very safe seat. Fifers don't think they are like sheep

Victor, NW Kent said...

Why should he bother. He will be reelected there anyway. Since the voters of Kirkcaldy have no worthwhile opinions he may just as well leave them to cast their votes as stamped on their birth certificates.

Pitt The Blogger said...

Meet with those people? How ridiculous! Whose idea is this? Sue's again probably. All those bigoted people waiting up there to interrupt Gordon's fine words....

Jim Baxter said...

Incidentally, Tom Harris didn't think this was funny. Maybe he was right. He told me the other week that I'd lost my sense of humour.

'What's the difference between Elvis and Gordon Brown? Gordon Brown is definitely dead.'

Nah. It's no use. I still think it's funny. I don't care if it's just me.

Paul Burgin said...

Did Thatcher, did Major? Has Cameron? No they didn't, which is something some of you seem to have conveniently forgotten :-/

Richard Gadsden said...

Hazel Blears ducked a debate last night.

titus-aduxas said...

"Paul Burgin said...
Did Thatcher, did Major? Has Cameron? No they didn't, which is something some of you seem to have conveniently forgotten :-/"
What about Jonathan Bartley? He's very anti-Tory. Cameron stood and talked to him, didn't he?

Then there was the "lady" who claimed that the Tories had stolen her bag. Do you remember her?

So, those are two examples to debunk your erroneous claim.