Thursday, 20 September 2007

Gordon Brown's clunking fist stops conference resolutions.

Gordon Brown was accused yesterday of "control freakery". It seems that a large number of motions submitted to the Labour party conference have been ruled out of order. Of 120 contemporary resolutions submitted by constituency parties and unions, 96 were ruled out of order by the Conference Arrangements Committee. They include motions on Iraq and the Trident nuclear weapons system.

John McDonnell, the Labour MP for Hayes and Harlington, said: "This closing down of debate within the Labour Party by Brown's imposition of such centralised control is cutting him off from the debates of party members and the concerns of the population at large."

This is from Gordon's recent speech: "Many will recall that when taking office I emphasised that the government must listen and learn. Now I say we must do more. We must engage and involve with people on the issues they face in their everyday lives. I believe that Britain needs a new type of politics which embraces everyone in this nation, not just a select few. A politics built on consensus, not division. A politics built on engaging with people, not excluding them. A politics that draws on the widest range of talents and expertise, not the narrow circles of power."

Nice words Gordon but I think you will only discuss subjects that you are in control of. You are closing down debate even within your own party. In truth, what you have to say in the above quote from your recent speech is just a pack of spin and lies.

9 comments:

rilly super said...

well, steve, if all the labour party members didn't approve of their fine leader they wouldn't have voted for him now would they, well, er, OK, they would have voted for him if they had been given a vote...I assume

IanP said...

A pure Stalinist move if ever I heard one. Brown wants to turn the Party just like he has with parliament into a rubber stamp forum with no opposition.

What next, a law making criticism of him illegal. That one has been done before by other Dictators.

I wonder if anyone has the balls to offer a motion to expel Brown from the party.

Daily Referendum said...

Rilly,

Of course they would. But Gordon doesn't believe in those silly little votes.

Daily Referendum said...

Ian,

If only, if only.

I'm almost certain that he is trying to force communism on this country.

The Morningstar said...

New Labour = New stalinism

Daily Referendum said...

Be careful Morningstar or it could be the work camps for you.

Man in a Shed said...

I missed the details of this. Thought I heard something about this on the radio as I was waking up a few days ago.

Its is of course entirely consistent with who and what he is.

The wonder and the concern, is that anyone thinks otherwise.

Daily Referendum said...

I can't understand how he remains so popular. The people surely know what he is like by now? All I can guess is that the polls are way out.

Anonymous said...

On this website

http://gordon-brown.blogspot.com/

you can find the following arrogant shite:

Scottish Fabians:
devising incrementalist
social policy for England since 2005:

11 Dumyat Rise
Larbert
FK5 4FL

Incrementalist? Bit by bit, bit by bit!

Brown isn't popular. The polls are fiddled!
Brown and Mubage are not so different.