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Has Gordon Brown Cracked Up?

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The Prime Ministers mental state (apparently, not good at the best of times) seems to be deteriorating. A frightening prospect for us all considering he could remain in power for another 2 years. From todays Indie:

"....The stories are seeping out from No. 10. The other day, Gordon Brown was convinced that Dominic Grieve, the shadow Home Secretary, had made such a strong attack on 42-day detention as to impugn his commitment to national security. Although Downing Street advisers trawled and Googled, they could not find the quote. Their boss expressed gratitude for their efforts in the way that a sergeant-major would thank a recruit for a speck of dust on his rifle. Mr Brown then stationed himself at a terminal. For the next four hours, he sat there unavailingly, emanating gloom and rage. The non-psychiatric interpretation of his behaviour is termed "the playing politics with national security syndrome".

Shortly afterwards, John Prescott was in No. 10, showing around some children. "What's he doing in this building?" exploded Mr Brown. "Get him out of here." (He surely cannot regard Mr Prescott as a potential leadership challenger – otherwise, things are truly desperate).

Embarrassed aides explained that, you know, Mr Prescott had been Deputy Prime Minister until last year, and what harm could there be in showing kids around? Gordon Brown's response was to shut himself in the Cabinet Room for the next two hours, talking to no-one.........continues"

The Independent-Bruce Anderson

Guido Fawkes-Prime Mentalists psychiatric questions go mainstream

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Gordon has a further difficulty. He spent 10 years snubbing, bullying and intimidating ministerial colleagues, not least Tony Blair. That just about works, as long as the bully is successful. But once he starts to fail, there are too many people who want to get their own back. In particular, there are a number of Blairites who find it hard to forgive themselves for not trying to prevent the Brown succession and now want to punish the PM for their own weakness in 06-07
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Toxic bully type personality sans leadership skills is Gordon's problem. Not forgetting, of course, that he is a hopeless economist who cannot grasp the basics. Riding the world-wide credit wave is no claim to status as an Iron Chancellor. Iron Hoof maybe but we won't go there.

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Embarrassed aides explained that, you know, Mr Prescott had been Deputy Prime Minister until last year, and what harm could there be in showing kids around? Gordon Brown's response was to shut himself in the Cabinet Room for the next two hours, talking to no-one.........

Did he spend the two hours in there redecorating it as an authentic replica of the Führerbunker at Wilhelmstraße? Or just crounched in the corner in the fetal position, rocking backwards and forwards, and sobbing gently to himself?

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IMO there is a reasonable chance that Gordon will resign on "health" grounds. His personality type cannot take criticism and especially not criticism that is ongoing, deepening and unlikely to go away until he has gone away. Not many could stay sane under that kind of pressure, least of all an introvert with paranoid tendencies.

He will be replaced soon and I expect we shall have a GE in October. I would prefer he stay the course for another 2 years because whoever takes over will be able to do little with the mess they inherit. Cameron's best strategy is to urge everyone to rally to support Gordon and hope he stays on until 2010.

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IMO there is a reasonable chance that Gordon will resign on "health" grounds. His personality type cannot take criticism and especially not criticism that is ongoing, deepening and unlikely to go away until he has gone away.

Not just criticism, but criticism from the entire county, the electorate and the media.

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He will be replaced soon and I expect we shall have a GE in October.

Unlikely. The US presidential election is on November 4th and unlike bad news you can't exactly bury a General Election.

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Cameron's best strategy is to urge everyone to rally to support Gordon and hope he stays on until 2010.

Yes but don't underestimate the ego of politicians. Cameron probably really beleives he could turn things around if he was in charge.

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Gordon has a further difficulty. He spent 10 years snubbing, bullying and intimidating ministerial colleagues, not least Tony Blair. That just about works, as long as the bully is successful. But once he starts to fail, there are too many people who want to get their own back. In particular, there are a number of Blairites who find it hard to forgive themselves for not trying to prevent the Brown succession and now want to punish the PM for their own weakness in 06-07
.

Toxic bully type personality sans leadership skills is Gordon's problem. Not forgetting, of course, that he is a hopeless economist who cannot grasp the basics. Riding the world-wide credit wave is no claim to status as an Iron Chancellor. Iron Hoof maybe but we won't go there.

BANG ON THE NAIL RB: G Brown got a degree in HISTORY!!!!!!! He is USELESS at economics, as you say!!

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IMO there is a reasonable chance that Gordon will resign on "health" grounds. His personality type cannot take criticism and especially not criticism that is ongoing, deepening and unlikely to go away until he has gone away. Not many could stay sane under that kind of pressure, least of all an introvert with paranoid tendencies.

Unfortunately, psychometric tests were not required for taking over the most important job in the country :blink:

We have a psychologically flawed individual at the helm. As you say, he is paranoid and incapable of taking criticism. A lethal combination (for us poor sods). Many a time, while watching Prime Minister's Question Time, I have been struck by how easy it is for Cameron to wind him up with personal attacks. There have been times when Gordon looks like he's about to cry.

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Cameron's best strategy is to urge everyone to rally to support Gordon and hope he stays on until 2010.

Much too risky. Gordon might be replaced with months to go before an election and Labour might then have an increased minority. It is surely much better to get Gordon replaced and let his successor take some more blame for another year or two. By the end of that the Labour party may well be both irrelevant and bankrupt.

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The Prime Ministers mental state (apparently, not good at the best of times) seems to be deteriorating. A frightening prospect for us all considering he could remain in power for another 2 years. From todays Indie:

The Independent-Bruce Anderson

Guido Fawkes-Prime Mentalists psychiatric questions go mainstream

I'd heard this from a Whitehall civil servant back late last year. Also all that stuff about telephones being thrown around. Managing on only 4-5 hours sleep, and needing two shifts of officials to keep up with the pace. Family living up in Scotland. Also don't forget the shaky hands...

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Its his smile that scares me, its the strangest smile ever. Its like a rictus grin, which in the circumstances is probably approriate.

When Gordon Brown smiles it looks like he's sh1tting a sea urchin

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There was a story last year about Brown having employed a 'smile coach' and 'rictus grin' was the exact phrase they used. Brown never used to smile, they coached one into him, but apparently it just sat there, completely unnatural, etched on his face like said rictus grin. I thought it said in the story they'd tried to undo some of the work, obviously not.

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Is it true that in No. 10, there hangs a plaque with-

"In the land of the blind- the one eyed man is King!"

:lol:

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When Gordon Brown smiles it looks like he's sh1tting a sea urchin

Stolen from 'Mock the Week'. You should at least give credit to the programme . <_<

It was Frankie ???? The Scottish one whos on a lot. Funny though :lol:

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New Labour are ******ed, nothing they can do can recover the situation.

The best they can do is leave Gordon as leader until the next election so that all failure can be attributed to him

then after the election vote a new leader and try rebuild the party.

The worrying thing from my point of view is what the future holds - an economic recession, the tories winning power

and the labour voters turning to the BNP. Not looking good for an old lefty like myself.

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Remember that the man is a Scot. Scottish people have this strange belief that they are superior to everyone else, most particularly the English. You cannot therefore apply standards of 'normal' behaviour. I would like Gordon to return to Scotland and do the very worthwhile job of pounding smug Alex Salmond into the jelly he already resembles.

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Remember that the man is a Scot. Scottish people have this strange belief that they are superior to everyone else, most particularly the English. You cannot therefore apply standards of 'normal' behaviour. I would like Gordon to return to Scotland and do the very worthwhile job of pounding smug Alex Salmond into the jelly he already resembles.

Alex Salmond would eat a berk like Brown for breakfast. Let's face it, he's eaten everything else in Scotland already.

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