Skip to comments.British Conservative Goes Nuclear on Gordon Brown (Video)
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."
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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.
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.
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.
Just got an email to watch this, it was outstanding. I wonder if he would consider moving here.
Sean just played it now and it was awesome!
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.
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?
I wish some of our politicians had balls like this.
“It’s the economy stupid.” Haunting words for the worldwide left.
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?
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.
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!
How can he speak so clearly and logcally without a teleprompter?
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.
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.
“I wish some of our politicians had balls like this.”
I heard this on Rush. Beautiful!
They couldn't care less about the recession. They just say they do.
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”.
Yeah, I couldn’t believe it either. The messiah needs one. Must be sorcery.
This guy is on Cavuto now!
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.
He’s good. He’s got some really good insight.
Darn, can’t watch. Hope someone gets a video of it.
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.
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.
You can also see it on Mr Hannan's blog.
How come these UK politicians are so much better at expressing themselves?
‘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.
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