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What is Gordon Brown messing up?

  1. broadex2 profile image54
    broadex2posted 8 years ago

    Can some tell me what is Gordon Brown messing up..the polls are always down and it seems unfair. To me he seems to be doing everything right except he doesn’t smile a lot. I hate to  see the Conservatives in UK winning the next elections…..they don’t seem to have explicit policy on anything.

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      ryankettposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I can tell you why I am not happy with Brown. He sold half of our nations gold reserves at rock bottom price, about 10 times less than gold is worth now, after declaring that "economic cycles no longer existed". Gold is the most important asset, and essentially becomes a world currency in a recession, that will damage us for the long term.

      We also owe $12 trillion in external debt. That equates to $174k for ever person in the country. Do you have a child? Because that child will grow up suffering because of that debt.

      Public service cuts will be needed to be make repayments, to countries such as China, tax will rise. The government is spending so much money that it will damage all of us for the long term.

      As of yet, the only party to present any kind of manifesto which details plans to reduce this debt are the Liberal Democrats. Yet the British public is too pathetically stupid to take these very important things into consideration when voting. David Cameron announced plans to save £100m a year from Westminister. This is called a 'populist' policy, will win him thousands of votes, but he hasnt exactly sung and danced about his larger polices to reduce national debt.

      Gordon Browns big plan to pay for the bail out of the banks is to cut public spending. Thus, we are going to see £20bn a year cut from the NHS - which is already underfunded. Camerons plan is very similar. The expense for bailing out banks is our health. Where is the policy which prevents this from happening again? There is none. Expect us to be bailing out banks again in 15 years time.

      Expect a 30% basic tax rate within 10 years, to pay back this governments war debts.

      I have been brought up by a staunch labour party member. But this government is pathetic and weak, and is reducing our standard of living, and the standard of living of our children.

  2. VENUGOPAL SIVAGNA profile image58
    VENUGOPAL SIVAGNAposted 8 years ago

    The policy of Conservatives is to conserve cultural, political and social identity and to add majesty to Her Majesty's throne.
    I think it is a pro-monarchy party.

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      ryankettposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The policies of the last 3 conservative governments completely ruint our country.

  3. RooBee profile image76
    RooBeeposted 8 years ago

    Is this a puppet show?
    If you have some info about British politics, I'm certainly interested in hearing - I'm always curious about life in the many, many different places on our earth.

    1. frogdropping profile image84
      frogdroppingposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      RooBs - tis wet and windy, very green, and whenever there's a down in the road, it's soon to be followed by an up.

      We get excited when the weather goes above 18 degrees and have made wellie boots into a fashion accessory.

      If we have sun for at least 7 days, we all agree we've had a great summer - and moan when we don't get snow in winter.

      When we do get snow in  winter, we moan and unless we burn anything flammable on November the 5th, we almost cry into our pints.

      We prefer foreign beer to our home brewed stuff and are proud when we can still walk in a straight line after 12 pints of 'wife beater'.

      We have a love/hate relationship with our monarchy and a hate/hate relationship with our government. And we're not choosy. Any will do.

      We wash our cars on weekends and have a thing about well kept lawns. We devour everything written in The Sun then pretend we only read the Daily Mail or the Guardian.

      I could go on and this is nothing to do with politics. But you did say you're curious about life in other places. I shall be sure to make a hub, just for you, about Being British - The Highs & Regular Lows Of Living With Too Much Rain big_smile

      1. RooBee profile image76
        RooBeeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yay!!!!!!!!! Loves me frogdroppin'

        1. frogdropping profile image84
          frogdroppingposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Lolol RooBee-Doo - you're a smasher. One hub coming up big_smile

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    badcompany99posted 8 years ago

    Loves ya both, such stunners !

    1. frogdropping profile image84
      frogdroppingposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You're so lovely, my friend. Enjoy your weekend Art - as they say here ... bom fim semana! big_smile

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        badcompany99posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        And you Frog, keep smiling and take a hug !

        1. frogdropping profile image84
          frogdroppingposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Damn lol ... you said my name!