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British Conservative Goes Nuclear on Gordon Brown (Video)
Chicago Sun Times ^ | 3-25-09 | Staff of CST

Posted on 03/25/2009 12:08:12 PM PDT by CitizenM

A member of the European Parliament chided British Prime Minister Gordron Brown Tuesday, labeling him "The devalued Prime Minister of a devalued government."

Daniel Hannan, who represents South East England for the Conservative Party, posted a video to YouTube showing his impassioned speech that outlines his thoughts on Brown's handling of the country's economic recession.

"I see you've already mastered the essential craft of the European politician," Hannan told the prime minister. "Namely, the ability to say one thing in this chamber and a very different thing to your home electorate."

(Excerpt) Read more at suntimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: british; england; politics
A friend sent this MUST SEE video to me. It appeared on YouTube but I searched today and couldn't find it. Evidently it has been taken off. However, it can also be viewed on this blog site that must have picked it up along with the Chicago Sun Times before it was removed:

JamieWearingFool.blogspot.com

This is an eloquent address aimed at the British PM. Much like we wish some of our GOP Congress members would have the guts to do.

1 posted on 03/25/2009 12:08:12 PM PDT by CitizenM
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To: CitizenM

This one speech took Brown down probably around five points. Face it....Gordon is just not the guy to replace Tony Blair. And his party has almost no one that really pumps up the public currently.


2 posted on 03/25/2009 12:11:04 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: CitizenM

Rush played the soundbite today on Rush, and after that verbal beatdown, I am sure Brown was looking at his manhood if it was still there.


3 posted on 03/25/2009 12:12:11 PM PDT by max americana
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To: CitizenM

Just got an email to watch this, it was outstanding. I wonder if he would consider moving here.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94lW6Y4tBXs


4 posted on 03/25/2009 12:12:16 PM PDT by bluecollarman
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To: CitizenM

Sean just played it now and it was awesome!


5 posted on 03/25/2009 12:13:47 PM PDT by Ballygrl
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To: CitizenM

Not a single U.S. member of Congress with anywhere close to the guts and eloquence of this guy. Nothing but sellouts and pussies on our side.


6 posted on 03/25/2009 12:14:30 PM PDT by raptor29
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To: CitizenM

Just heard some of this on Hannity.

Quote: “You can’t spend your way out of a recession”

I get, we get it, why don’t they?


7 posted on 03/25/2009 12:15:19 PM PDT by BornToBeAmerican (Freedom is not free)
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To: CitizenM

I wish some of our politicians had balls like this.


8 posted on 03/25/2009 12:15:28 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: pepsionice

“It’s the economy stupid.” Haunting words for the worldwide left.


9 posted on 03/25/2009 12:17:21 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Ayers unimportant? What about Robert KKK Byrd or FALN pardons? DNC -- the terrorism party.)
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To: mnehring

Too bad the “big tent” RINO’s in Congress don’t. As of now, it looks like Jindal would have the courage to say it, but who knows any more?


10 posted on 03/25/2009 12:19:34 PM PDT by Twinkie (HITLER WAS A COMMUNITY ORGANIZER.)
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To: max americana
The Labour Party is well down in the polls in the UK. Gordon's days are numbered.

Ah,well... he can retire and watch all those DVDs the nice man in the White House gave him.

Wait.....they won't play on British DVD players.

Sorry,Gordon!

11 posted on 03/25/2009 12:21:05 PM PDT by Churchillspirit
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To: CitizenM

And he only takes 3:28 to do it!

He doesn’t blather on witlessly but gets on point, stays on point, and thrusts his sword deeper into the duplicitous heart of PM Brown!

Bravo!


12 posted on 03/25/2009 12:23:44 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Genocide is the highest sacrament of socialism.)
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To: CitizenM

How can he speak so clearly and logcally without a teleprompter?


13 posted on 03/25/2009 12:26:05 PM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: headsonpikes

I could watch that over and over. The speech, his analysis, his composure...everything is perfect. He remains the perfect gentlemen while telling the PM off, in very clear terms. Not one of our politicians can even write a speech that amazing, let alone deliver it. I think this will go down in history. A great British put-down, as they do so well.


14 posted on 03/25/2009 12:27:36 PM PDT by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: CitizenM

Bump.


15 posted on 03/25/2009 12:28:53 PM PDT by pgkdan ( I miss Ronald Reagan!)
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To: CitizenM

There a few things the English do better than anyone. One is ceremony, the other is civilized political discourse. This fellow is an excellent example of the latter.

Well done. I wish Americans had this kind of talent.


16 posted on 03/25/2009 12:35:44 PM PDT by alarm rider ("We laugh at honor, and are shocked to find traitors in our midst" C.S. Lewis)
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To: mnehring

“I wish some of our politicians had balls like this.”

DITTOS!!


17 posted on 03/25/2009 12:38:30 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: CitizenM

I heard this on Rush. Beautiful!


18 posted on 03/25/2009 12:48:26 PM PDT by Evie Munchkin (Sarah in 2012!)
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To: BornToBeAmerican
They do get it, that's the problem. Their concern isn't the recession, it's the opportunity the recession provides to advance their agenda of solidifying their power through the growth of government.

They couldn't care less about the recession. They just say they do.

19 posted on 03/25/2009 12:52:02 PM PDT by Paco
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To: CitizenM

Here’s some of what he said in his speech:

“Last year 100,000 private sector jobs have been lost, and yet you created 30,000 public sector jobs. Prime Minister, you cannot carry on forever squeezing the productive bit of the economy in order to fund an unprecedented engorgement of the unproductive. You cannot spend your way out of recession, and borrow your way out of debt”.


20 posted on 03/25/2009 12:53:08 PM PDT by Ballygrl
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To: ConservaTexan

Yeah, I couldn’t believe it either. The messiah needs one. Must be sorcery.


21 posted on 03/25/2009 12:55:33 PM PDT by kenth (Obama - One Big Ass Mistake, America)
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To: Ballygrl

This guy is on Cavuto now!


22 posted on 03/25/2009 1:05:33 PM PDT by Ballygrl
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To: alarm rider
There a few things the English do better than anyone. One is ceremony, the other is civilized political discourse.

Agreed! However, I have also heard some very uncivilized political discourse in Parlimentary proceedings. They are far more roudy than we are when they get going! But they do say what is on their minds, instead of being cowards. The Brits are quite interesting. At least I think so.

23 posted on 03/25/2009 1:08:40 PM PDT by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: Ballygrl

He’s good. He’s got some really good insight.


24 posted on 03/25/2009 1:08:56 PM PDT by CajunConservative (F U 0bama)
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To: Ballygrl

Darn, can’t watch. Hope someone gets a video of it.


25 posted on 03/25/2009 1:09:25 PM PDT by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: CitizenM; potlatch; devolve; MeekOneGOP; BOBTHENAILER

26 posted on 03/25/2009 1:11:52 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: CitizenM

I just watched Daniel Hannan’s interview on Cavuto.
He supported Obama in the election and still admires him.

I hope he get a clue.


27 posted on 03/25/2009 1:24:01 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: CitizenM

He was just on Cavuto. He says he would be a Ron Paul supporter if he lived here.

I still like a lot of what he says. At this point in time, we would be better off with Ron Paul than we are with flap ears.


28 posted on 03/25/2009 1:26:06 PM PDT by dforest
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To: CitizenM
It appeared on YouTube but I searched today and couldn't find it. Evidently it has been taken off.

You can also see it on Mr Hannan's blog.

How come these UK politicians are so much better at expressing themselves?

29 posted on 03/25/2009 1:30:16 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: alarm rider
One of the best dissertations on ceremony from Henry V...

‘Tis not the balm, the sceptre, and the ball,
The sword, the mace, the crown imperial,
The enter-tissu’d robe of gold and pearl,
The farsed title running ‘fore the king,
The throne he sits on, nor the tide of pomp
That beats upon the high shore of this world,
No, not all these, thrice-gorgeous ceremony,
Not all these, laid in bed majestical,
Can sleep so soundly as the wretched slave;
Who, with a body fili’d, and vacant mind,
Gets him to rest, cramm’d with distressful bread,
Never sees horrid night, the child of hell:
But, like a lacquey, from the rise to set,
Sweats in the eye of Phoebus, and all night
Sleeps in Elysium; next day, after dawn,
Doth rise, and help Hyperion to his horse;
And follows so the ever-running year
With profitable labour, to his grave:
And, but for ceremony, such a wretch,
Winding up days with toil, and nights with sleep,
Has the forehand and vantage of a king.

30 posted on 03/25/2009 2:24:52 PM PDT by TheBlueMax (International ANSWER? They don't even understand the question!)
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