Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Petition for Brown to resign reaches the telegraph

Gordon Brown should resign -- No 10 petition makes the top five

The petition on Number10.gov.uk for Brown to resign has reached no 5. At last look it needs just another 5000 more signatures to reach No 1. Though it's probably pointless, the fact that it is being reported in quite a few areas of the media will no doubt generate significantly more signatures. My bet is that as soon as Brown gets wind of it on his return from another bashing in Poland the poll will be rapidly removed.

Posted by denzil @ 01:40 PM (1821 views)
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16 thoughts on “Petition for Brown to resign reaches the telegraph

  • Anyone willing to wager that the post is deleted?

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  • poll I mean.

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  • Far from being pointless the momentum is now building – IMO Crash Gordon to be ousted during the Summer – see news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8021726.stm

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  • matt_the_hat says:

    When the cats away naughty people leave petitions that don’t tow that party line

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  • It was just like this with Blair in 2007. Everyone calling for him to go.
    Back then I was asking people “are you sure you want him to go and do you have a better alternative?”
    The same goes for now.
    If Brown goes, who will be his replacement?
    He will be gone by June 2010 anyway.
    So if he really is so bad, leave him in place and guarantee a change of government.
    And yet somehow this simple logic seems lost on most people.
    Be sure not to over-react now and regret it in the longer term.
    We experience the short term today, but the long term is what we will experience and is therefore what we should care about.

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  • tyrellcorporation says:

    Sneaker, if Brown goes they’d have to call an election. Even Labour couldn’t try and get another unelected PM through the backdoor… or could they?

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  • tyrellcorporation says:

    I’ve done my bit and forwarded this link to all like-minded people.

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  • @sneaker – don’t forget only 10,000 people have signed the petition but millions will vote in the next election. So most people are in fact following your simple logic. Brown won’t go as a result of this petition so it won’t come to that anyway.

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  • bidin'matime says:

    Brown might actually point to it and say ‘only 30,000’ (or whatever) – ie he might make out that it’s actually not bad considering the number who might vote in an election… Need to get it up into 100’s of thousands at the very least…

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  • Kalvis M. Jansons says:

    There will be a lot more in the press when it is number 1 at Number 10.

    We hopefully will get on the 10:00 News for example.

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  • Looks like nearly 25,000 signed up.

    To be fair, some people will sign anything, but its ammunition for all the people who think Gordo let us down. I guess there are a few more after the Dispatches programme last night which mentioned the housing asset bubble. Gordon’s sloppy regulation almost sank us….it may yet!

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  • Still fifth, with little between fifth and first place. Probably will make number one.

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  • It will be interesting to see if we get a lot more press attention when we are number 1 at Number 10.

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  • people forget the main damage was done when he was chancellor

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  • Post Crash Ftber says:

    I appreciate your sentiment but somehow doubt that Brown would point to it and say ‘only 30,000’ (or whatever). Surely that would just be goading all of the disaffected members of the UK public into logging on and hastening his downfall?

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  • Dear god this is childish. The daft arbitrary rules of parliament are that the ruling party chooses its leader – if you want change there, look at constitutional change. Brown is awful, sure. But he’s also partially a scape goat for the malaise Britain finds itself in, and probably if the silly cheap credit party were still ongoing he’d have a fighting chance of winning the next election (which would not be a good thing, don’t mistake me for a nuLab fan.). However, the pretence that the Tories would have been significantly different is utter cant – this neocapitalist failure began with Thatcher and nuLabour became its greatest proponent.

    Britain is the forgotten dying baby that the two old political foes have fought each other over, each favouring their friends, denigrating their enemies while in power. I think we’re pretty tired of this version of democracy – I have a growing personal distaste for the popular where it stands in contradistinction to the good, or the true, and wouldn’t have a problem if an undemocratic force rammed truth down the throats of the spin-sophists and their arbitrary rabble majorities. Feudal lords with a chivalry code, Philosopher kings, take your pick. But republics and parliaments will need to await the day that the great unwashed are educated and critical enough en mass to align their selection of public servants with the true and the good. You have to remember that Hitler was voted in the first time!

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