Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Not exactly Freudian

Brown's depression claim 'a slip'

The Conservatives have called on Gordon Brown to clarify his remarks suggesting the world was in a depression. At prime minister's questions he told MPs: "We should agree as a world on a monetary and fiscal stimulus that will take the world out of re... depression." The Tories urged him to explain what he meant and said the PM should be careful with language. Shadow chancellor George Osborne said: "The prime minister must personally and urgently clarify whether his statement today that the world is in 'depression' was a slip of the tongue, or whether he knows something that we don't."

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17 thoughts on “Not exactly Freudian

  • sold 2 rent 1 says:

    GB was told by his masters to orchestrate a depression 10 years ago.
    He clearly has slipped up here.

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  • Its not really a surprise though is it ?

    Looking at the facts and figures, this IS going to be the worst financial crisis since 1929.

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  • happy mondays says:

    sold 2 rent 1 said…GB was told by his masters to orchestrate a depression 10 years ago
    who would the masters be? just curious!

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  • Come on – even if he’s involved with engineering one, we ain’t there yet, and it will not take a politician to tell us when we are. For all his failings, if I were GB I’d tell GO to shut his cake hole.

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  • japanese uncle says:

    (i) Scrapping of Grass-Stiegal Act replaced by Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act

    (ii) Removing house prices from the inflation statistics in the UK (in the US as well ? I don’t know) in an apparent attempt to decouple IR policy response from the soaring house prices

    (iii) Manipulation of oil prices to create man-made inflation to trigger sudden IR soaring

    (iv) Well-timed decision to kill Lehman Bros to drive almighty fears in the minds of market participants

    (v) Fermentation of ‘no risk no gain’ culture by the full exploitation of the media

    All these factors were developed purely by political or otherwise artificial means, to create once in a century event. So obvious.

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  • I think its a cry for help – last week we were depressed, this week we’re depressed again, or re-depressed as Gordo likes to call it – we just need therapy.

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  • I think Gordon has spotted whats happening.

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  • “what’s”………..Must spank my proof reader!

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  • happy mondays says:

    @titaniccaptain – Thanks thats cleared it up, and makes me feel more at ease that Benny Hill is looking after GB, who ultimately is looking after us.. I hear he can perform the work of 2 men when on top form ” Laurel & Hardy ” but ufortunately has not been on top form for the last 2 decades..

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  • (to tune of the beeny hill’s four week at no.1 smash hit Ernie..)

    You could hear the hoof beats pounding
    As they raced across the ground
    The clatter of 4 dread horsemen
    As they trampled on the pound

    He galloped to ‘Free Market’ Street
    Saying the same things round and round
    low-unemployment and interest rates
    Make our economy sound

    His name was Gordy (Gordy)
    And he drove the fastest Downturn in the west

    Now Gordy loved a crisis
    He loved being in the poo
    Sub-prime, No-crime, record-growth, my-oath
    Was all that he could do

    He said he was the right man for the job
    He was haughty, proud and thick
    But he couldn’t spot an asset bubble
    If it was stuck on right on his dick

    They called him Gordy (Gordy)
    And he drove the fastest Downturn in the west

    Gordy was only fifty-seven, he didn’t want to resign
    Now he’s gone to make recessions
    In that free market in the sky
    Where the city boys are angels
    And sub-primes have been banned
    And a PM’s life is full of fun
    In Depression free fairy-land

    But a country’s needs are many fold
    And the Brits did vote for Dave
    But strange things happened on election night
    As they danced on Gordy’s grave

    Was that green-papers rustling
    Or the whinges from traitors-gate
    Or Gordys ghostly clunking fist thumpin on Tony Blair’s face

    They won’t forget Gordy (Gordy)
    As he drove the fastest Downturn in the west

    (c) shining wit 2009

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  • Shining wit(nooneo)

    RE Ernie

    Briliant.
    another cracking piece of comedy.
    Wit like that is wasted on this site, you should send that to the BBC/ITV/C4 etc, i am sure you could get paid for it.

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  • Dear Mr S. Out….

    Who is this nooneo you keep referring to? Was he/she a wag of some repute ? Or a balanced soul perhaps, someone with a chip on both shoulders ? Another poster also remarked using that moniker a day or so ago.

    Phased & bemused,
    Mr S. Wit

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  • happy mondays says:

    @ shining wit
    very funny, as sold out say’s wasted on this site! you should be doing stand up or in government…stand up i think, as you are funny, the government are just a joke!

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  • OK Mr Wit,

    I will drop any further references to your previous life.
    (you gave the game away the other day when discussing that [email protected] Phill from Garringtons and krusty and “Hereward Cleghorn-Brown”)

    anyway welcome back you was missed.
    ps shame about tottenham

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  • Dearr Mr Out.

    I find your reference to the Hotspurs a bit much. So what if they keep buying back all the players they have recently sold, they made at least 3 million quid on Robbie Keane in 6 months (they did lose rather a lot on Defoe, especially considering he is now crook), as long as Berbatov comes back I don’t care. Being a Hotspurs devotee is more of a vocation than a continual pleasure.

    I also take acception with regards to humour being too good for this site. I think as the days get darker and darker (for they will before the dawn), the more and more we need to laugh. And it is free (relatively). My shining wit will continure to be put to good use on this site, where minds of all sorts can either take it of leave it for nothing, in the spirit of all the useful information that the site tries to convey.

    yours,
    Sh.Wit

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  • @nooneo
    Apologies for thinking you were malct.

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  • phd…

    not cut n paste here

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