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An internet sensation, the Tory who told Brown to his face that he's a disaster (with video)
dailymail.co.uk ^ | March 26, 2009 | Kirsty Walker

Posted on 03/26/2009 6:56:52 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

A Tory who criticised Gordon Brown to his face in a brutal personal attack has won an army of fans worldwide.

A video of MEP Daniel Hannan delivering a withering assessment of the Prime Minister's handling of the economic crisis has become a surprise hit on the internet.

More than 730,000 users have viewed it on YouTube, making it the most popular clip on the site two days in a row.

Mr Hannan's assault came after the Premier had given a keynote speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday.

As Mr Brown looked on through gritted teeth, shaking his head, the Tory lambasted him as a 'Brezhnev era apparatchik' who was ' pathologically incapable' of taking responsibility for his role in the financial crisis.

The 37-year-old, who was the youngest British member elected to the European Parliament in 1999, yesterday received plaudits for his tongue-lashing.

Broadcasters - including the BBC - failed to report Mr Hannan's onslaught despite giving full coverage to Mr Brown's most pro-European speech to date.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: danielhannan

1 posted on 03/26/2009 6:56:52 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If you haven’t seen the video, it’s definitely one to see.
His clarity of speaking is amazing and refreshing.


2 posted on 03/26/2009 6:59:39 PM PDT by Senormechanico
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It was priceless—all Gordon Brown could do was grin and take notes. Too bad this guy can’t take on Obama.


3 posted on 03/26/2009 7:00:00 PM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He was just on Hannity. He said if we do NOTHING ELSE we need to stop the National Healthcare because it’s a disaster. Women are dying of breast cancer because they can’t be treated for it, etc.

And Pelosi is trying to push it through in the dead of the night...


4 posted on 03/26/2009 7:00:43 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s awesome! If only we had an elected Republican that would be so eloquent when speaking to Pres__ent Obama.


5 posted on 03/26/2009 7:00:59 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Broadcasters - including the BBC - failed to report Mr Hannan's onslaught despite giving full coverage to Mr Brown's most pro-European speech to date.

Just like in this country, the media is sold out to the socialists/leftists/liberals/communists

Fantastic video, I saw it yesterday when it was at 400,000 or so.

6 posted on 03/26/2009 7:01:19 PM PDT by Syncro (Qui non intelligit, aut taceat, aut discat)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hannity had him on and the guy was fantastic. Funny, articulate, and he just “gets it”. Dire warnings about socialized medicine, Zimbabwe-style inflation and the perils of Euro-izing the USA, destroying what made us great.

We need to get this guy to move to the US and run for public office! I don’t care if it’s for Dog Catcher, I’m votin’ for that guy right there. He’s more of an American Patriot than half of the 535. More than half.


7 posted on 03/26/2009 7:02:15 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Great speech.


8 posted on 03/26/2009 7:02:45 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Wisconsinlady
And Pelosi is trying to push it through in the dead of the night...

And Reid too. They want to give it a special designation so it only needs 51 votes to pass instead of 60.

9 posted on 03/26/2009 7:03:15 PM PDT by Syncro (Qui non intelligit, aut taceat, aut discat)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bump


10 posted on 03/26/2009 7:03:33 PM PDT by fanfan (God, Bless America, please.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

THE MAN. He is speaking to the frustration that we all feel.


11 posted on 03/26/2009 7:03:41 PM PDT by doc1019 (Idiocy is as Obama does)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I saw the video, and I don’t think it was a “brutal attack”. It was on the other hand a well put together, civil slicing of Gordo, whom I understand deserved every bit of it.


12 posted on 03/26/2009 7:03:45 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: Syncro

Right. I wrote my congressman and senators about it and told them not to let them pull this.... but I have Feingold and Kohl, so what can I say?


13 posted on 03/26/2009 7:04:27 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady
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To: Wisconsinlady

he was on Sean Hannity’s radio show today, and he sounded embarrassed when Sean pressed him for choosing Obama. Hannity was surprised when Hannam knew OF his show because as Hannam explained “conservatives here in the UK know each other by secret handshakes and signs”. LOL

The one thing he pressed upon was that even if you forgot the entire interview, he stated ‘do not nationalize health care”.


14 posted on 03/26/2009 7:04:36 PM PDT by max americana
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Broadcasters - including the BBC - failed to report Mr Hannan's onslaught despite giving full coverage to Mr Brown's most pro-European speech to date.

Ironic to it's core.

It was Hannan that gave a pro European speech.

Doltss!

15 posted on 03/26/2009 7:05:54 PM PDT by Syncro (Qui non intelligit, aut taceat, aut discat)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I have been reading about this gentleman for a couple days now.

This is the first time I watched his speech.

Oh! My! Goodness! That was GOOD. They must still teach analytical and rhetorical skills in British schools.

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It is very interesting that this is a “surprise hit” on Youtube.

There IS a pent up demand for conservatism and common sense (Steele? Cornyn? ARE YOU LISTENING?)

Any American representative or (especially, because they get more coverage) Senator who had the guts and credibility to give such a speech denouncing Bambi and Geithner on the floor of the senate would similarly become an overnight “hit” on you tube — and more importantly, would receive a well deserved and much needed mantle of LEADERSHIP.

I


16 posted on 03/26/2009 7:06:37 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Party? I don't have one anymore.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What impressed me most was the tone and cadence of the delivery ... the message was clear and delivered superbly.


17 posted on 03/26/2009 7:06:44 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: Wisconsinlady; bigbob

>> He was just on Hannity.

Good to know. I watch the re-air.


18 posted on 03/26/2009 7:07:23 PM PDT by Gene Eric
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m sure WH press secretary Gibbs will go after him < /half sarcasm >


19 posted on 03/26/2009 7:09:43 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: Incorrigible

” If only we had an elected Republican that would be so eloquent when speaking to Pres__ent Obama.”

Ha. Is there even one elected Republican who would fail to pee down his own leg at the mere thought of taking on Obama in such a fashion?


20 posted on 03/26/2009 7:13:14 PM PDT by Pelham (America, surrendered to the 3rd World by Bush and Obama.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

bump


21 posted on 03/26/2009 7:14:09 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: Wisconsinlady

You’re lucky. I have Cantwell and Murray.


22 posted on 03/26/2009 7:16:04 PM PDT by irishtenor (What if Pro Wrestling is real and all the rest of life is fake?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Mrs. Jones from Hartford told Senator Dodd the same thing.......... www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4MAJzhFhGc
23 posted on 03/26/2009 7:16:25 PM PDT by PALIN SMITH (Show them our respectable contempt!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

best Line is .. Mr Brown.. You Cannot spend your way out of a recession and you Can’t Borrow your way out of DEBT!


24 posted on 03/26/2009 7:16:35 PM PDT by philly-d-kidder ("O" ...NO! not another speech... MARKETS... Battle stations...DIVE DIVE DIVE!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

best Line is .. Mr Brown.. You Cannot spend your way out of a recession and you Can’t Borrow your way out of DEBT!


25 posted on 03/26/2009 7:16:38 PM PDT by philly-d-kidder ("O" ...NO! not another speech... MARKETS... Battle stations...DIVE DIVE DIVE!!!)
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To: irishtenor

Sad, isn’ it?


26 posted on 03/26/2009 7:19:04 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady
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To: Wisconsinlady

Yup, makes you want to cry.


27 posted on 03/26/2009 7:20:25 PM PDT by irishtenor (What if Pro Wrestling is real and all the rest of life is fake?)
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To: Nervous Tick

Our politicians seem to pride themselves on speaking poorly.


28 posted on 03/26/2009 7:33:33 PM PDT by RobbyS (ECCE homo)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Thanks for posting this. I wish we had some orators in the republican party like that.


29 posted on 03/26/2009 7:34:53 PM PDT by Ravi
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To: rbg81

Brown had a chance to respond, but I haven’t seen it.


30 posted on 03/26/2009 7:39:32 PM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: BluH2o
I didn't see a teleprompter...did you? I would give my left arm to borrow Mr. Hannan for a few months to do nothing but give speeches on the floor of the Senate on M,W,F and House on T,TR...Saturday off...then on to the Sunday shows.
31 posted on 03/26/2009 7:42:19 PM PDT by trtdenver
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To: Free ThinkerNY
If only the so-called "conservatives" (small "c" intentional) in the so-called Republican party had the intelligence and dare I say a set of balls to tell it like Daniel Hannan did.

So how much would it cost to get this guy to come to the U.S. and tell off Obama the same way? (heck, I'll pop for it, it'd be worth every penny.)


32 posted on 03/26/2009 7:45:16 PM PDT by usconservative (NoBamaNation! http://nobamanation.blogspot.com)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94lW6Y4tBXs&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Edailymail%2Eco%2Euk%2Fnews%2Farticle%2D1165027%2FAn%2Dinternet%2Dsensation%2DTory%2Dtold%2DBrown%2Dface%2Dhes%2Ddisaster%2Ehtml%3FITO%3D1490&feature=player_embedded


33 posted on 03/26/2009 7:51:58 PM PDT by Charlespg
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To: Ravi

You’re welcome. I second your wish.


34 posted on 03/26/2009 7:53:21 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY ((((Truth to a Liberal, is like a crucifix to a vampire))))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Shame there are no men like this in the GOP...or anywhere else; for that matter.


35 posted on 03/26/2009 7:53:42 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How pathetic that nowhere in the US Congress do we have anyone that loves this country enough to do what this man did.


36 posted on 03/26/2009 8:00:59 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Anyone catch his appearance on Cavuto’s show:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eqJ8k5cjP8

A lot of good stuff in there.


37 posted on 03/26/2009 8:21:23 PM PDT by GrootheWanderer
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To: Senormechanico

I have heard soundbites - and it is amazing!


38 posted on 03/26/2009 8:25:48 PM PDT by LiteKeeper (Beware of socialism in America; the Islamization of Eurabia)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The problem is most republicans are socialists..
It would be very hard to find a republican that would turn down a gov't check..

(SSA)Social Security is PURE socialism.. Not like socialism but PURE socialism.. And most all republicans are oblivious to that fact..

OBLIVIOUS...

39 posted on 03/26/2009 8:35:12 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

For later


40 posted on 03/26/2009 8:48:39 PM PDT by Nipfan (The desire to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it - H L Mencken)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I have seen the speech twice and him on Hannity twice.
He was great, leaving one with the sad realization that there is NO ONE on “the other side” who has the nerve or perhaps even the intelligence to formulate such a clear-cut
and focussed ad hominem “attack”. NO ONE in the Republican party. Bobby Jindal did not even come close the other day.
Obama needs to be attacked, mocked, and sorry if the choice of words is “wrong”, but put in his place. He needs to be called out for the demagogue he in fact IS. His ascent to power needs to be challenged and questioned and exposed in all its very dubious and questionable phases , INCLUDING the actual source of his campaign money. If that could be exposed, his waning popularity would plummet further.And all his Dem cohorts need to be exposed for what they are before it’s too late. Millions of Americans are ready and willing to do what it takes the hoot and holler these sleazeball thugs out of power, and I think we’ll have to take the lead before ANYONE in a position of power will.


41 posted on 03/26/2009 10:42:55 PM PDT by supremedoctrine ("One was drawing funny faces, but his own was grave"--Richard Hughes, A High Wind in Jamaica)
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