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Responding to a comment posted by one reader regarding the party's looming leadership crisis, Mr Prescott tackled the topic using 'maritime analogies'.

'But it wasn't the Captain that sank the Titanic – a ship they claimed was unsinkable – it was the iceberg,' he wrote on the Labourhome website.

'The best way to avoid disaster is to manage your way around the problem. 'And speaking as someone who's served on a ship and in a leadership, the best person to steer us through is a captain with the experience to navigate through these stormy financial global seas.

'For me, it's all about setting the right course. That's why I've always favoured policy over personality and why I believe Gordon's the right captain

Prescott must have a reserved seat on the lifeboat if he really thinks Brown's is the right captain. Pathetic!

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Prescott must have a reserved seat on the lifeboat if he really thinks Brown's is the right captain. Pathetic!

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It strikes me that the Captain of the Titanic was sailing too fast in dangerous conditions. If he'd been sailing a bit slower, he might have seen the iceberg and been able to take evasive action. The parallels can be drawn with GB's captaincy of our economy.

Nice one John. Foot in mouth again.

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What's more he ignored seven iceberg warnings and the ship was held together with sub-prime rivets.

Uncanny...

'The Captain':

http://www.euronet.nl/users/keesree/captain.htm

The British and American press portrayed Captain Smith's conduct as heroic and self-sacrificing. In the past few years, questions have been raised about his ability and judgement. It is after the collision that Smith's behavior and decision making became questionable. For the next two hours and twenty minutes, he would only be a shadow of his former self. He isolated himself on the bridge, failing to pass on critical information to his Senior Officers and Senior Seamen, acting and reacting slowly to reports and rapidly changing circumstances, and giving half hearted orders, some of which the crew would openly defy.

[...snip...]

Dr. Dorothy Mihalyfi, a clinical psychologist from Boca Raton, Florida , who specializes in crisis counseling, reviewed Smiths actions that night. She feels he was in "a temporary disfunctionality". All the factors including his thinking the Titanic being 'unsinkable', would have caused a mental void and a blank state of immobility. It would be similar to a boxer in a fight, to many blows to defend himself yet he refuses to go down. Every order would remind him of what was about to happen and the loss of life. Indecision was easier and isolation on the bridge even easier.

Dr. Mihalyfi pointed out it is quite common for someone who has undergone such extreme psychological trauma to enter a state of complete hopelessness, resigning themselves to their fate. This may have resulted in even more loss of life. Captain Smith did not inform any of his officers as to the severity of the situation. Only a hand full of people knew what was about to happen.

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'But it wasn't the Captain that sank the Titanic – a ship they claimed was unsinkable – it was the iceberg,' he wrote on the Labourhome website.

Surely it was that great big gash in the side of the ship that sank it, or maybe all that water that flooded in?

Of course, running into to the iceberg at too high a speed after ignoring repeated iceberg warning didn't help did it Mr Prescott, you great turd brained fecker!!!!!

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The captain of the titanic was a complete retard as well, so the analogy is sound.

I don't think the analogy really works unless the captain of the Titanic was deliberately using the gravitational pull of the iceberg to give the passengers such a fast and smooth journey for the first stage of the trip.

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But the saddest thing about the whole titanic story is that, wrapped in fable and mystique, if suddenly there was enough money to raise her, rebuild her and refloat her, guess what, they would do it all over again..

Mind you, personally I would love to see "crash" in the leading role, and at the end, slowly drowning as he slips away to his fate under a huge pile of money debt.

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But the saddest thing about the whole titanic story is that, wrapped in fable and mystique, if suddenly there was enough money to raise her, rebuild her and refloat her, guess what, they would do it all over again..

Mind you, personally I would love to see "crash" in the leading role, and at the end, slowly drowning as he slips away to his fate under a huge pile of money debt.

There's that much debt it would create a tiny island and save him.

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Prescott must have a reserved seat on the lifeboat if he really thinks Brown's is the right captain. Pathetic!

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I think we may have to read a little deeper between the lines. Prescott is Tony's buddy. They want nothing more, on a personal level, than to see Gordon crash and burn. What better way than to have Gordon lead the party down the road to destruction which it is going to do anyway. Better Brown be seen to be the culpriot than a replacement Blairite.

"Revenge is sweet."

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Nice find... uncanny as you say

It is after the collision that Brown's behavior and decision making became questionable. For the next two hours and twenty minutes, he would only be a shadow of his former self. He isolated himself in a beach hut, failing to pass on critical information to his Cabinet colleagues, acting and reacting slowly to reports and rapidly changing circumstances, and giving half hearted orders, some of which the party would openly defy.

[...snip...]

Dr. Dorothy Mihalyfi, a clinical psychologist from Boca Raton, Florida , who specializes in crisis counseling, reviewed Browns actions. She feels he was in "a temporary disfunctionality". All the factors including his thinking the UK Economy being 'unsinkable', would have caused a mental void and a blank state of immobility. It would be similar to a boxer in a fight, to many blows to defend himself yet he refuses to go down. Every order would remind him of what was about to happen and the loss of life. Indecision was easier and isolation on the bridge even easier.

Dr. Mihalyfi pointed out it is quite common for someone who has undergone such extreme psychological trauma to enter a state of complete hopelessness, resigning themselves to their fate. This may have resulted in even more loss of life. Captain Brown did not inform any of his ministers as to the severity of the situation. Only a hand full of people knew what was about to happen.

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Finally, after decades in politics, Prescott comments on something he's actually got some knowlege of!

(No, not economics... cruise ships and liners)

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It was them there b@stard crash barriers wot wrote my car off, not me driving like a tw@

Exactly.

Its strange though how the british guv in the inquirey stated that it was normal to maintain speed in icy conditions.

But after all said and done Captain Smith was driving recklessly and drove his ship into an iceberg.

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Finally, after decades in politics, Prescott comments on something he's actually got some knowlege of!

(No, not economics... cruise ships and liners)

Is Prescott known for cruising?

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(Prescott celebrating in '97)

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Thanks fopr the links.

An excellent analogy.

Captain Smith did nothing. He had adequate time to unload all his passengers onto the iceberg ( a bit cold but at least it would not sink) or to make adequate rafts from all the wooden doors, tables and chairs ( he had unlimited labour amongst the passengers). Like Gordon who is only interested in helping out the bankers bonuses, Capt Smith sacrificed the steerage passengers.

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Marvellous analogy.

The boys in the docks claimed the titanic was too big to be sunk.

Sounds a bit like the Titanic of Nulabours clunky centralised government.

Supertankers take ages to steer,so if you see the iceberg on the horizon,by that time it's too bloody late.

Man the lifeboats folks.

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Marvelous analogy indeed.

1. The designers mistakenly believed that their policy of building the inner hull as a series of watertight compartments made her unsinkable.

2. They didn't realise that the riveted plate construction was especially vulnerable to a side-on collision.

3. The captain had previously been involved in two major marine accidents.

4. The captain was under pressure from his bosses to break a speed record, and capitulated to that pressure.

5. Everyone involved believed in their own propaganda so completely that they didn't bother to make adequate lifeboat provision.

Incidentally, the Nazis made a propaganda film about the Titanic, in which Smith is portrayed as a pompous moron. Obviously they can't have had Brown in mind, but the comparisons are striking....

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Surely it was that great big gash in the side of the ship that sank it, or maybe all that water that flooded in?

Of course, running into to the iceberg at too high a speed after ignoring repeated iceberg warning didn't help did it Mr Prescott, you great turd brained fecker!!!!!

no, it was the dam gravity what did it. if there was no gravity then the ship would not have sank

shame on him for blaming a helpless iceberg

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