Thursday, September 13, 2007

When Gordon met Maggie

What do you think?

Do you agree with Paul Kenny (GMB General Secretary) that the visit was "a huge political mistake" which would damage Labour's credibility with its core voters or it is yet another masterstroke by Brown to pull the metaphoric rug from under Cameron?


Anonymous said...

A complete master stroke, and it will appeal to people like me who have never voted Labour, but now feel the Conservatives are weak and have nothing to offer. I feel I can trust Brown (after years of not trusting Labour AT ALL).

Anonymous said...

No it was good. it shows that even Labour now knows the the Unions need to be 'crushed' if this country is going to get ahead and progress. Long live Thatcher and her Ideas

Mike Ion said...

It is amazing how the mere mention of Mrs T can get so many former (even present) Tories salivating!

Anonymous said...

I do so love to cause a 'heated' reaction to my comments..however as mentioned in my post above. i admire her. sure she did things wrong, in hindsight some were very wrong i think GB mentioned about the unemployed and i tend to agree, however, her policies have been shown to be correct in many ways a fact demonstrated by the last two and in some ways three / four (if you count M. Beckett) Labour Leaders have continued them. And for the record i am 32, been a Tory for a long time but am strangly drawn to Brown. Until I remember some of the policies he as come up with in the past. Current Tory Leader. Don't know yet. Not impressed but don't want to get a real right wing nutter in either. Those days are gone. A solid 'Liberal' Conservative would be good. Portillo anyone?

Anonymous said...

Don't you love it? FROM accessed on 17/9/7.

"Although he expects the housing market to take a turn for the worse, Mr Greenspan says the UK economy is well placed to deal with shocks, because the reforms following the miners' strikes in the 1980s made it a more flexible place to do business.

"You [in the UK] haven't even had a taint of a recession for an extremely long period of time – and a goodly part of that is the flexibility that came out of the crush between Scargill and Thatcher," he says.

"That was the defining moment, and to their credit Blair and Brown did not endeavour to unwind it. They recognised that there was something fundamentally good for British labour in having a flexible economy.

"It's like tough love, as we call it. It's unhappy-making, but in the end it works."