Saturday, 2 May 2009

Gordon Brown: by the numbers


Some numbers for you:

24,278
  • Number of people who voted for James Gordon Brown to become MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath in 2005.

0
  • Number of people who voted for James Gordon Brown to become Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in 2007.

43,536 (and counting)
  • Number of people who have signed a petition on the Number 10 website calling for James Gordon Brown to resign.

Funny how a guy who made his name as a prudent Chancellor can't tell when his number is up.

5 comments:

Yousuf Hamid 2 May 2009 at 11:11  

to be fair how many people voted for any Prime Minister?

Malc 2 May 2009 at 11:16  

To be perfectly fair Yousuf, people vote in elections in the knowledge that the leader of the largest party will go on to become PM.

And even when there is a change of leadership in office (a la Thatcher-Major) some people (in that case, the parliamentary Tory party) get to vote for them.

But Gordon has no votes and no mandate.

subrosa 2 May 2009 at 12:01  

How I wish he'd just vanish into the mist. I'm of the persuasion that the longer the man stays in power the more damage he will inflict on the UK and that's not good for any of the nations.

In a few ways I feel empathy for the man who, for so many years dreamt about becoming PM, only to find that even as a chancellor he was out of his depth.

In years to come it will be proved over and over again that Gordon Brown was the main cause of our economy today and not America. If we'd had such a solid economy for the past 12 years then we would have survived this credit crunch instead of being brought to our knees. This is only the beginning - people are now losing their homes day by day because they've lost their jobs: so much unnecessary misery.

Sam 3 May 2009 at 15:53  

Short but brutal. Like Pacquiao destroying Hatton!

Anonymous,  3 May 2009 at 18:26  

to be fair how many people voted for any Prime Minister?Epic fail.

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