Don't forget Brown abuse

First published in Letters

JUST in case the members of the opposition are feeling smug about the political demise of Andrew Mitchell MP, they might cast their minds back two years when the then Prime Minister Gordon Brown called an elderly lady in Rochdale a bigot. He chose not to stand down - the British voters did it for him.

John Wilde, Churchmead, Bassaleg

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4:15pm Mon 29 Oct 12

Llanmartinangel says...

Brown's gaff was a graphic illustration of the contempt politicians hold for, the people who elect and pay them. I was at the original lobby outside city hall, of Langstone residents opposed to the siting of traveller sites in their village. A (Labour) councillor referred to us as racists as he walked past, despite not a single mention of any minority on any poster. Our protest was opposed to all greenfield development. They'll all be shoving flyers through our letter boxes soon enough, telling us how much they care about us.
Brown's gaff was a graphic illustration of the contempt politicians hold for, the people who elect and pay them. I was at the original lobby outside city hall, of Langstone residents opposed to the siting of traveller sites in their village. A (Labour) councillor referred to us as racists as he walked past, despite not a single mention of any minority on any poster. Our protest was opposed to all greenfield development. They'll all be shoving flyers through our letter boxes soon enough, telling us how much they care about us. Llanmartinangel
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5:18pm Mon 29 Oct 12

On the inside says...

Mitchell is stiil a toff who thinks god told him to rule us.
Mitchell is stiil a toff who thinks god told him to rule us. On the inside
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5:45pm Mon 29 Oct 12

county mad says...

On the inside spouts the politics of envy the sheeple never learn they cannot be educated.
The one eyed blindness to anything that's not Labour is tragic we can never advance unless we learn
On the inside spouts the politics of envy the sheeple never learn they cannot be educated. The one eyed blindness to anything that's not Labour is tragic we can never advance unless we learn county mad
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6:16pm Mon 29 Oct 12

Llanmartinangel says...

Envy is a socialist religion. But Labour politicians in Wales can get to a highly paid job without the inconvenience of having to convince their electorate of their intellect. A red rosette is all that's required.
Envy is a socialist religion. But Labour politicians in Wales can get to a highly paid job without the inconvenience of having to convince their electorate of their intellect. A red rosette is all that's required. Llanmartinangel
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10:49pm Mon 29 Oct 12

chris227 says...

nasty lot gordon brown was the man that abolished boom and bust lol a cynical person might say he rode on the back of the biggest credit boom in uk history
nasty lot gordon brown was the man that abolished boom and bust lol a cynical person might say he rode on the back of the biggest credit boom in uk history chris227
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12:59pm Tue 30 Oct 12

mynwyman says...

There isn't any reason why an elderly lady in Rochdale shouldn't be a bigot, is there?
There isn't any reason why an elderly lady in Rochdale shouldn't be a bigot, is there? mynwyman
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12:59pm Tue 30 Oct 12

mynwyman says...

There isn't any reason why an elderly lady in Rochdale shouldn't be a bigot, is there?
There isn't any reason why an elderly lady in Rochdale shouldn't be a bigot, is there? mynwyman
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6:06pm Tue 30 Oct 12

Llanmartinangel says...

Except that his reason for calling her a bigot was her complaining to Brown that Polish families, who had never contributed in the UK, were seemingly jumping the council housing queue in Rochdale. If you have an opinion on anything these days you're called a bigot.
Except that his reason for calling her a bigot was her complaining to Brown that Polish families, who had never contributed in the UK, were seemingly jumping the council housing queue in Rochdale. If you have an opinion on anything these days you're called a bigot. Llanmartinangel
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1:23pm Wed 31 Oct 12

Howie' says...

Llanmartinangel wrote:
Except that his reason for calling her a bigot was her complaining to Brown that Polish families, who had never contributed in the UK, were seemingly jumping the council housing queue in Rochdale. If you have an opinion on anything these days you're called a bigot.
She never said that, watch the meeting between Gillian Duffy and Brown here:

http://news.bbc.co.u
k/1/hi/uk_politics/e
lection_2010/8649308
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[quote][p][bold]Llanmartinangel[/bold] wrote: Except that his reason for calling her a bigot was her complaining to Brown that Polish families, who had never contributed in the UK, were seemingly jumping the council housing queue in Rochdale. If you have an opinion on anything these days you're called a bigot.[/p][/quote]She never said that, watch the meeting between Gillian Duffy and Brown here: http://news.bbc.co.u k/1/hi/uk_politics/e lection_2010/8649308 .stm Howie'
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1:26pm Wed 31 Oct 12

Howie' says...

He chose not to stand down - the British voters did it for him.
John Wilde, Churchmead, Bassaleg

Quite right and he took the Labour Government with him, and hopefully Andrew Mitchell will lose his seat and take this disaster of a Tory Government with him.
He chose not to stand down - the British voters did it for him. John Wilde, Churchmead, Bassaleg Quite right and he took the Labour Government with him, and hopefully Andrew Mitchell will lose his seat and take this disaster of a Tory Government with him. Howie'
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