That didn't go well.
The guy isn't really terrible.
He isn't Tony Blair.
He can't communicate very well it seems.
Can it be he's worse than Bush in that dept.,
considering the power Labour has had for years
and years all over England.
He is the anti-Blair, unpolished,
insincere looking, doesn't come across
as friendly, and slow to act...more of
From this side of the pond anyway.
Brown has a few months to get his act
He can hope for some glimmers of good economic
news - much like the USA got today. With a slight
bump up in employment (from a decent unemployment
rate in tough times), steadier stocks this week,
housing seems to be settling down - that 5% who are
screwing things up are figuring out how to walk away
w/little backlash more and more.
No money down on a home loan, that's more like rent.
The penalty to just walk away is less.
Things go way down...they then go up slowly.
In the UK and here.
Anytime the conservatives can get back into
power is a good day.
Sarkozy, Merkel, now, England.
Funny, Bush isn't that off the mark on everything
is he. Although, Euro conservatives are different
than USA conservatives, and Bush is a moderate at best
(with Reagan being the #1 conservative model).
A new Maggie Thatcher isn't in the British political
picture either these days.
But, he is facing tough economic times,
a very far left segment, a very large
Islamic population that votes in strong
numbers, and his overall failure to do anything
right with gusto or conviction - to the public
Although, if Livingston has lost, I'll be happy
with that. He's a dolt.
Actually, I have to address this "very far left segment" nonsense.
I think you'd find, if you knew British politics properly, that Gordon Brown, and Tony Blair before him, have been accused of swaying too far to the Right. Why would they do that? Because most of the people in Britain, and certainly England, are not thought by Labour to hold very far left views. Many would argue that Margaret Thatcher's ethos was very much embedded in Britain - or central and southern England - by the time she left power, and Labour needed to appeal to that ethos to win power from the Tories after 18 years.
Others would argue that England (84% of the UK population) always was a moderately conservative country, long before Thatcher. The Labour governments of McDonald, Attlee, Wilson, Callaghan, Blair and now Brown were always moderate by comparison to left-wing governments on the continent.
So I'm not quite sure where you got that from. Even by American standards, Labour has always been about on a par with the Democrat Party in the U.S, it's so-called sister party.