Wednesday, 6 January 2010

It's all hell let loose

Well, well, in classic "Thick of IT" Style, Hoon and Hewitt have decided to challenge Brown on his leadership

Here's the letter they've sent to all Labour MP's

Dear Colleague,

As we move towards a General Election it remains the case that the Parliamentary Labour Party is deeply divided over the question of the leadership. Many colleagues have expressed their frustration at the way in which this question is affecting our political performance. We have therefore come to the conclusion that the only way to resolve this issue would be to allow every member to express their view in a secret ballot.

This could be done quickly and with minimum disruption to the work of MPs and the Government. Whatever the outcome the whole of the party could then go forward, knowing that this matter had been sorted out once and for all.

Strong supporters of the Prime Minister should have no difficulty in backing this approach. There is a risk otherwise that the persistent background briefing and grumbling could continue up to and possibly through the election campaign, affecting our ability to concentrate all of our energies on getting our real message across.

Equally those who want change, should they lose such a vote, would be expected by the majority of the PLP to devote all of their efforts to winning the election. The implications of such a vote would be clear – everyone would be bound to support the result.

This is a clear opportunity to finally lay this matter to rest. The continued speculation and uncertainty is allowing our opponents to portray us as dispirited and disunited. It is damaging our ability to set out our strong case to the electorate. It is giving our political opponents an easy target.

In what will inevitably be a difficult and demanding election campaign, we must have a determined and united parliamentary party. It is our job to lead the fight against our political opponents. We can only do that if we resolve these distractions. We hope that you will support this proposal.

Yours fraternally,

Geoff Hoon and Patricia Hewitt

Will Gordon risk it or will he just call the Election in March and blow them out of the water?


Sidsid said...

You do not have to have much intelligence to see, after reading this and working out it's implications, just what sort of a "democracy" we live in.
It is a "faux" (as it is now called) democracy, manipulated by the scum floating on top,

subrosa said...

He'll survive. Unfortunately.

Julius Brown said...

Infamy. Infamy. They've all got it infamy.

mehsick said...

They haven't challenged Brown.

Quite a canny letter in that it plays Brown's people against Brown's adversaries without coming out for or against him. Both sides will surely see Hoon and Hewitt as 'on their side'. But it is a pretend excuse; behind the scenes debate about Brown's leadership is not the problem, Brown himself is.

That is the Fabian way isn't it; Never address a problem head on and play both sides against each other without getting your hands dirty.

Oldrightie said...

With luck he'll declare an election and see his enemies and himself consigned to bad history.

doobie said...

Hope Brown clings on, actually.

He'll ruin the plotters, just as he's ruined everything else he's ever touched, and he is, as even Labourist admit, the worst possible person to be leading them into the next GE.

He's ruined the country, it's only fair he ruins his party.

Brown for PM!

Hairy Arsed Bloke said...

Oi snot goblin you cunt, call an election. That'll fuck 'em right up.

The weather man says that this bad spell is going to last weeks. Just suppose for a second that the pant pisser nips round to see Queenie this afternoon and calls an election. We could be rid of nuLieBore just in time for the nicer weather to start.

moorlandhunter said...

Hoon and Hewitt have served up a shit sandwich for Brown and Labour. I can’t wait for the bickering and in fighting this is going to cause the Labour Party liars.

bofl said...

two hoons complaining about a suoer hoon!

ho hum!

i suppose these two will be branded as tory toffs?

what with geoff pushing for a uni place for his daughter and spewitts earnings........

where's von stauffenberg?

bofl said...

ps nice one by the met office.40 cms of snow!!!! (19 inches).....

here in essex we have had about an inch.........the supermarket shelves were stripped bare in brentwood by 8pm last night...........

hust what is the oint of the weather 'forecast'?

do they just have a joint first?

Anonymous said...

The election will be on Thursday 18th March 2010.

meanwhile, back in the land of pixies and giant toadstools said...

Slovakian flies to Dublin with 90 grams of explosive.

"(which were) planted by the authorities in the baggage of innocent passengers to test the airport’s security procedures", so they were.

Interestingly, "He was arrested and charged under the anti-terrorist Offences Against the State Act, and only released when his government finally convinced the Irish that his protestations of innocence were genuine".

This is interesting because Paddy only knew about the explosives because the Slovakian government tipped them off, and presumably told them he was innocent as the same time.

Never let innocence spoil a good conviction, eh lads?

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