Gordon Brown is finally fucking off

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Most politicians can’t be trusted. This is partly due to the fact many are liars/crooks/cheats but also because some are total failures completely unable to deal with their own massive hubris. Gordon Brown is that man. Today he officially announced he was standing down as an MP though for someone who has turned up for less than 10% of Commons votes and debates, it can be said that his constituents won’t notice the difference.

I find Brown a fascinating figure though now after the Scottish Referendum, I find him a sad, pathetic figure who could have been a serious transformational figure in Scottish and British politics but instead saw his last act in British politics to sell a lie to the people of Scotland in the shape of ‘The Vow’ he brokered for the three main Westminster party leaders.

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Of course the ‘Vow’ wasn’t worth the paper it was written on but Brown sold it on the last of his credibility as since losing the 2010 general election, Brown became and increasingly desperate, sad and useless figure working the lecture circuit for thousands at a time. His intervention into the referendum is that of a man thinking more of himself than he actually was as this except from this article shows.

told Alistair all about the Brown encounter. His most prominent reaction was to shake his head in bemusement and wonder at the rubbish Brown talked.

He was also very funny about his conversations with Gordon. Broon would castigate him about something that had been said in his book, to which Alistair would say: “But Gordon, you always say you haven’t read my book!”

And Gordon always says he never reads the newspapers and yet he can quote whole pages back to you.

Both were very sad about Gordon. Not just the Darlings, but many of Brown’s friends and former friends are worried about him, stuck in that house in North Queensferry all week with the boys, while his wife is in London.

 

The picture of Brown as a Charles Foster Kane-like figure prowling his Xanadu being mocked behind his back by his supposed allies would be heartbreaking were it not Gordon Brown. As it is, it just shows the type of people Brown allied with and the lack of integrity as he sold his party and his country out for power, yet I can’t hate him with the same venom I do with Thatcher, Blair and Cameron. There’s something too pathetic about hating someone like Brown when frankly there’s better ways to expend energy, however this doesn’t mean that today.On the day when he officially leaves Parliament as he’s too scared to fight for his seat against the SNP, I will throw a hearty ‘fuck you’ towards Brown.

In years to come I do believe that Brown will be seen as one of the men and women who broke politics and the Union forever. I do think he has a place in history yet it won’t be kind to him as it’ll speak of a great potential but a hubristic failure of a politician that promised much, and delivered little good to the people.

There will however be other Portillo moments involving ‘Scottish’ Labour in May, pity Brown won’t be the biggest…

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