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Worst Chancellor Of The Exchequer

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Quick survey on who everyone thinks has been the worst for the British economy.

Just to make it vaguely fair, we need to remember winters of discontent, exchange rate mechanisms and bushy eyebrows in our judgement as well as debt mountains any self-respecting third world dictatorship would be proud of.

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Ok, my vote may not be very fair as I've only ever know of one Chancellor in my adult (?) life - Gordon the Gangster!

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I voted for Brown, the others failed us but we live to tell the tale.

I'm afraid the current insurgents from the Socialist Parties pre-empted our demise and are now deploying a shock and awe strategy.

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I voted for Gordon the Clown.

In addition to inflating this monstrous credit bubble, he sold half the UK gold reserve at rock bottom prices in 1999-2000.  A genius.

See http://www.housepricecrash.co.uk/forum/ind...showtopic=13045

his short-termism is incredible - on top of gold reserves he has also had a couple of windfall sell-offs, in particular 3G phone licenses - most of the income has gone on revenue (i.e. repeating) spend rather than genuine investment i.e. selling the family silver (or gold) to pay the heating bills - we all know this isn't sustainable

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The UK has enjoyed the benefits of Lady Thatcher's tough choices until recently.

We will now pay the cost of this clown's actions for many years to come.

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In the 1960s and '70s, when public sector employment grew remorselessly, Britain was described as the 'sick man of Europe'. The Thatcher administration broke this trend in 1979... but now there are signs the bloated public sector is suffocating the growth of productive private sector jobs once more.

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I voted for Ken Clarke. Gordon Brown took his lead from global megabusiness to try and create an economy for them and by them as the expense of the rest of us.

Ken might have had (slightly) lower taxes, but the debt bubble would have remained, house prices would have soared, meaningful industries decimated.

'No more boom and bust' was even a Ken Clarke phrase.

Gordon's crime was not providing a leftist alternative.

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Well being a dead sheep Geoffrey Howe was not in a position to b****r things up.

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Brown wins hands down.

For those in/near the media side of life would it be possible to get this question asked on the radio, in the papers, on chat shows etc..?

This would be an excellent way of getting the masses to vote and maybe (certainly?) all come to the conclusion that Brown (& NL) have squandered the nations wealth for many years to come.

This tw*t has blown very large sums of YOUR money, not his or 'government' money. Time for disobiedience perhaps?????

:o

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Brown wins hands down.

For those in/near the media side of life would it be possible to get this question asked on the radio, in the papers, on chat shows etc..?

This would be an excellent way of getting the masses to vote and maybe (certainly?) all come to the conclusion that Brown (& NL) have squandered the nations wealth for many years to come.

This tw*t has blown very large sums of YOUR money, not his or 'government' money. Time for disobiedience perhaps?????

:o

Unfortunately I don't think most people in this country see Brown as the fraud he is yet. Before the last election Blair proclaimed him has the 'best chancellor of the last 100 years' and I think the ordinary jo who's seen their house double in value

over the last few years would probably agree.

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Brown wins hands down.

For those in/near the media side of life would it be possible to get this question asked on the radio, in the papers, on chat shows etc..?

This would be an excellent way of getting the masses to vote and maybe (certainly?) all come to the conclusion that Brown (& NL) have squandered the nations wealth for many years to come.

This tw*t has blown very large sums of YOUR money, not his or 'government' money. Time for disobiedience perhaps?????

:o

That was one of the thoughts I had when setting up the poll i.e. a report on BBC1 News along the lines of "The influential housepricecrash.co.uk forum has just voted Gordon Brown as the Chancellor who has caused most damage to the British economy in the last 30 years" - of course I didn't know Gordon would win (honest!!!)

Edited by the end is nigh

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his short-termism is incredible - on top of gold reserves he has also had a couple of windfall sell-offs, in particular 3G phone licenses - most of the income has gone on revenue (i.e. repeating) spend rather than genuine investment i.e. selling the family silver (or gold) to pay the heating bills - we all know this isn't sustainable

Gordon Brown wins, he has single handedly taken the golden egg of '97 and turned it into the pickled one of '06. Despite endless windfalls into his coffers (as mentioned) he has also raided pensions and taxed through stealth (NI, Stamp duty to name but two).

We have nothing to show for his "investment in infrastructure" but an army of civil servants, complex tax credits and giveaways (child trust fund) to each of Vicky Polards wretched children.

The real genius of this disaster though is the fact that the majority of UK Chav finks he's doin a triffic job init....does my face look bovered, am I bovered.

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Gordon Brown wins, he has single handedly taken the golden egg of '97 and turned it into the pickled one of '06. Despite endless windfalls into his coffers (as mentioned) he has also raided pensions and taxed through stealth (NI, Stamp duty to name but two).

We have nothing to show for his "investment in infrastructure" but an army of civil servants, complex tax credits and giveaways (child trust fund) to each of Vicky Polards wretched children.

The real genius of this disaster though is the fact that the majority of UK Chav finks he's doin a triffic job init....does my face look bovered, am I bovered.

lol

it's this army of civil servants etc which we have to stump up the cash for year on year - u can only pawn ur silver spoons so many times and then it's back to the good old fashioned method - tax rises

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lol

it's this army of civil servants etc which we have to stump up the cash for year on year - u can only pawn ur silver spoons so many times and then it's back to the good old fashioned method - tax rises

Yep no more silver spoons left to pawn............his last effort to make the empty coffers of UK PLC look okay has been to offset todays debt against surpluses of '97.

It's like saying, well i'm skint cause I spent £10 on CD's another on beer and a further £10 on a slap up McD's...........but hey it's all okay, no need to worry cause I won that tenner at the bookies back in January init!

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