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Gordon Brown Is Obsessed With Settling Scores. New Book Out.

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[size="5"][i][b]The fury of a wounded man: A new book says Gordon Brown is obsessed with settling scores - and convinced he's the only man who can save the world economy.[/b][/i][/size]


[i]The door of No 10 had closed behind Gordon and Sarah Brown and they’d walked hand-in-hand with their two sons down Downing Street.

It was a touching image — and, for many, the last glimpse of the man who’d plotted and schemed for so many years to become Prime Minister.

What next? Deep down, Brown felt intensely vulnerable and wasn’t at all sure what to do.

Gordon Brown delivered a 35-minute, rage-fuelled speech in the House of Commons in July against News International
As an ordinary MP, he didn’t feel comfortable going to the House of Commons, where he feared he might be humiliated. Nor was he keen to present himself to the Tories as a potential target.

Much of those first few weeks were spent on the telephone, talking to friends across the world — including Bob Geldof — about possible future roles.

In the meantime, Brown had his Scottish constituency and opportunities to do community work. Which was all very well, but he was finding it peculiarly hard to accept that he was no longer Prime Minister. [/i]


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2041164/Gordon-Brown-convinced-hes-man-save-world-economy.html#ixzz1YsAqNMqt Edited by eric pebble

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[quote name='eric pebble' timestamp='1316867753' post='3127659']
It was a touching image — and, for many, the last glimpse of the man who’d plotted and schemed for so many years to become Prime Minister.
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Who becomes PM without many years of plotting and scheming? Edited by newbie

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Jeez...... Brown sounds even worse than I thought....

And as for that C NT Ed B0ll0cks Balls -- ..... :blink: :ph34r: :wacko: :wacko: - well....... He's off the scale in awfulness....

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Brown has problems with debt....I can't believe that! :lol:



[quote]What's more, unlike Tony Blair and his high-earning wife Cherie, he had to face the fact that he and Sarah had significant debts.

Indeed, in his final months in No 10, Brown had been plagued by anxiety about how on earth he was going to manage to look after the family if he lost the election.


So it was the last straw when, out of the blue, the Cabinet Office suddenly sent Brown a series of bills for food and drink he'd consumed in office. He was, say friends, extremely angry.

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there's more :lol:




[quote]But the book didn’t come easily. As he worked on it last autumn, the atmosphere around him grew so intense that Sarah had to leave their home in North Queensferry, Scotland, for London.


[b]She felt, say friends, that he was sucking the energy out of her[/b] — just when she needed to concentrate on completing her own book.

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Edited by Wen not Hu

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[quote]What's more, unlike Tony Blair and his high-earning wife Cherie, he had to face the fact that he and Sarah [b]had significant debts[/b].[/quote]
Irony overload! :lol:

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[quote]What's more, unlike Tony Blair and his high-earning wife Cherie, he had to face the fact that he and Sarah had significant debts.[/quote]

Surely the way out of debt is to borrow more? He would know that :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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[quote name='Oh Well :(' timestamp='1316874658' post='3127747']
Surely the way out of debt is to borrow more? He would know that :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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If he hadn't sold his own gold just over twelve years ago, he wouldn't have a problem.

Not sure someone earning nearly over two hundred grand a year in a free house, and now on three times the median income, can have a debt problem. That might not be true.

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I don`t get some people`s obsession with Brown`s gold sale. Compared to the some six trillion HMG has spent over the last 10 years the notional losses to the treasury don`t even amount to a rounding error in the UK`s budget. There`s no telling conspiracy minded gold bugs that governments just don't give a toss about gold.

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[quote name=''Bart'' timestamp='1316871557' post='3127716']
Irony overload! :lol:
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he screwed his own finances

he screwed the labour party's finances

he screwed the nation's finances



deeply tragic

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[quote name='kenzdawg' timestamp='1316876251' post='3127765']
I don`t get some people`s obsession with Brown`s gold sale.
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[i] It's Gordon Brown. That alone is reason enough for me

[ii] It was the incompetent way it was done. Announcing it in advance, selling by auction, selling at the very bottom of the market. There was no way to fook up that sale any more than he did.

And we're not the only ones who think it's important:

[quote][b]Gordon Brown has been ordered to release information before the general election about his controversial decision to sell Britain's gold reserves[/b]

It is understood that Mr Brown pushed ahead with the sale despite serious misgivings at the Bank of England. It is not thought that senior Bank experts were even consulted about the decision, which was driven through by a small group of senior Treasury aides close to Mr Brown. [/quote]
[url="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/gold/7511589/Explain-why-you-sold-Britains-gold-Gordon-Brown-told.html"]LINK[/url]

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[quote name=''Bart'' timestamp='1316876741' post='3127772']
[i] It's Gordon Brown. That alone is reason enough for me

[ii] It was the incompetent way it was done. Announcing it in advance, selling by auction, selling at the very bottom of the market. There was no way to fook up that sale any more than he did.

And we're not the only ones who think it's important:


[url="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/gold/7511589/Explain-why-you-sold-Britains-gold-Gordon-Brown-told.html"]LINK[/url]
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Only because they`re making political mischief. I carry no torch for Gordon Brown, but truly the sums involved were piffling.

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Problems with debt, doesn't he have a gold plate pension/handshake or whatever? The scumbag should should see his days out working in the mines. It's good though that he resurfaces to put the final nails in the labour party coffin.

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[quote name='scrappycocco' timestamp='1316877645' post='3127784']
Problems with debt, doesn't he have a gold plate pension/handshake or whatever? The scumbag should should see his days out working in the mines. It's good though that he resurfaces to put the final nails in the labour party coffin.
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he will have a decent MP's pension

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[quote name='Si1' timestamp='1316878202' post='3127790']
he will have a decent MP's pension
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Tony Blair's $43 million payoff from the Kuwaitis must rankle with Gordon. :lol:

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[quote name='eric pebble' timestamp='1316867753' post='3127659']
[size="5"][i][b]The fury of a wounded man: A new book says Gordon Brown is obsessed with settling scores - and convinced he's the only man who can save the world economy.[/b][/i][/size]


[i]The door of No 10 had closed behind Gordon and Sarah Brown and they’d walked hand-in-hand with their two sons down Downing Street.

It was a touching image — and, for many, the last glimpse of the man who’d plotted and schemed for so many years to become Prime Minister.

What next? Deep down, Brown felt intensely vulnerable and wasn’t at all sure what to do.

Gordon Brown delivered a 35-minute, rage-fuelled speech in the House of Commons in July against News International
As an ordinary MP, he didn’t feel comfortable going to the House of Commons, where he feared he might be humiliated. Nor was he keen to present himself to the Tories as a potential target.

Much of those first few weeks were spent on the telephone, talking to friends across the world — including Bob Geldof — about possible future roles.

In the meantime, Brown had his Scottish constituency and opportunities to do community work. Which was all very well, but he was finding it peculiarly hard to accept that he was no longer Prime Minister. [/i]


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2041164/Gordon-Brown-convinced-hes-man-save-world-economy.html#ixzz1YsAqNMqt
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thats precisely why these people are so dangerous.
far too much power...and ego's to match.

I'm getting the words .................................."gollum" and ............"precious"

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[quote name=''Bart'' timestamp='1316879645' post='3127812']
Tony Blair's $43 million payoff from the Kuwaitis must rankle with Gordon. :lol:
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Mr Brown should issue some 25 yr Gordon Brown (GB) Bonds for Mr Blair to buy. Obviously repayable and a safe bet as the former chancellor clearly knew his sums and with no boom or bust in sight Mr Blair can look forward to a repayment with interest in his declining years....

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[quote]What next? Deep down, Brown felt intensely vulnerable and wasn’t at all sure what to do.[/quote]
Which is how he behaved as Chancellor and while PM as well. The man dithered on all kinds of matters until decisions could only go one way.

I thought it quite shameful and pathetic his leaving Downing Street with three human shields.

As is this: [quote]As an ordinary MP, he didn’t feel comfortable going to the House of Commons, where he feared he might be humiliated. Nor was he keen to present himself to the Tories as a potential target.[/quote]

He is shirking his responsibility to his constituents and also to the country by failing to be a part of the system that is there to restrain the Government.

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[quote name='kenzdawg' timestamp='1316877003' post='3127775']
Only because they`re making political mischief. I carry no torch for Gordon Brown, but truly the sums involved were piffling.
[/quote]
Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves

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I might be sticking my neck on the block.....but he might have been right all along, and could have saved us all.

Perhaps the answer was to pump money into public services and expand the economy, allowing the private sector to flourish in time.

Currently, the private sector is not responding to the cuts. We have slack created through excessive cuts, but nobody is responding to the challenge. The economy is stuttering. Borrowing is going up. And we are getting towards mid-term. The Tories are gonna shiiite their pants, if this malaise continues.

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[quote name='Davetolbooth' timestamp='1316896252' post='3128073']
I might be sticking my neck on the block.....but he might have been right all along, and could have saved us all.

Perhaps the answer was to pump money into public services and expand the economy, allowing the private sector to flourish in time.

Currently, the private sector is not responding to the cuts. We have slack created through excessive cuts, but nobody is responding to the challenge. The economy is stuttering. Borrowing is going up. And we are getting towards mid-term. The Tories are gonna shiiite their pants, if this malaise continues.
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The Public Sector has 'crowded out' the Private Sector and put a lot of unsustainale burdens upon it.

However, when you try and reverse that process it definitely hurts. It takes time. Quite a lot of time when it has been so long the other way.

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[quote name='Wen not Hu' timestamp='1316898397' post='3128118']
The Public Sector has 'crowded out' the Private Sector and put a lot of unsustainale burdens upon it.

However, when you try and reverse that process it definitely hurts. It takes time. Quite a lot of time when it has been so long the other way.
[/quote]

+1

put far more coolly than I could have done

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[quote name='Wen not Hu' timestamp='1316898397' post='3128118']
The Public Sector has 'crowded out' the Private Sector and put a lot of unsustainale burdens upon it.

However, when you try and reverse that process it definitely hurts. It takes time. Quite a lot of time when it has been so long the other way.
[/quote]


I understand that, but if you have a credit crunch, are the rules not re-written? How is the private sector gonna respond, when they are starved of capital?

This could all end in tears.

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[quote name='Si1' timestamp='1316898670' post='3128122']
+1

put far more coolly than I could have done
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FFS Si....get over your anti-public sector prejudice.

You go on and on and on and on and on......;)

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