Democracy - Brown's Achilles Heel


By Stephen Pollard
January 6, 2010
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My colleague Martin Bright makes this interesting point on his Spectator blog:

This really is a clever little wheeze from Geoff Hoon and Patricia
Hewitt. Why did no one think of a secret ballot before? People have
been fixated on Cabinet delegations and rebels instead of calling
Gordon Brown's bluff on this most serious of issues - democracy.

The Prime Minister whom no one has voted into office, who stood
unopposed for the leadership and who has surrounded himself with
unelected ministers is now offered the perfect opportunity to give
himself a mandate.

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Jonathan Hoffman

Wed, 01/06/2010 - 16:30

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I suggest they have a secret ballot about whether to have a secret ballot about whether to have a secret ballot about whether to have a leadership contest ......


moshetzarfati2 (not verified)

Wed, 01/06/2010 - 17:33

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Well at least it would be more democratic than the far right ZF.


Jonathan Hoffman

Wed, 01/06/2010 - 17:57

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You have slightly less elegance of expression than the average meatball


moshetzarfati2 (not verified)

Wed, 01/06/2010 - 18:03

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More bully-boy tactics from Hoffman the troll


Jonathan Hoffman

Wed, 01/06/2010 - 18:07

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Make that a lot less


moshetzarfati2 (not verified)

Wed, 01/06/2010 - 18:11

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If mine is like a meatball, bullyboy troll, think of your own as being like a wet pasta. You really don't like it up you.


Jonathan Hoffman

Wed, 01/06/2010 - 21:08

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http://order-order.com/2010/01/06/guy-news-hoon-hewitt-hubris/

Nick Robinson saw this one coming ... not ...


gordon bennett

Wed, 01/06/2010 - 21:41

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While Hoffman, of course, did see it coming... not...

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