Dear Chief Secretary to the Treasury,
I'm afraid to tell you there's no money left.
Signed, Liam Byrne

(Outgoing Labour Chief Secretary to the Treasury. May 2010)
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Saturday, 5 June 2010

Labour Leadership #4 - Buffoons!

Most generous of you, Mr Parris, to offer such cogent advice to a bunch of dangerous buffoons.
so 'Someone Once wrote' in the Telegraph, commenting on Matthew Parris's column concerning the "hustings statements" of the four men at the top of the Labour Party's leadership list.

Here's a taster or five from the article:-
David Miliband looked for a moment as if he was going to.

Come to think of it, that sentence bids fair to be chiselled on to his gravestone: “David Miliband looked for a moment as if he was going to.”
and
This — from Ed Miliband, but for all the difference it makes, it could have been from the chief executive of Pepsi-Cola, the Chief Rabbi, or the chief lyricist of Abba —
and
Mr Balls’s submission is simply clunking and charmless.
and
Mr Burnham’s is kind of sweet.
but
All four men are anyway inextricably tangled in the failure of the last Labour Government. Yet all are Privy Counsellors and three at at least are of considerable stature. You can actually imagine them as prime ministers. You just don’t want them to be.
Yes, these are out of context extracts, so you need to read the whole thing for yourself and, as usual, don't forget to also read the comments .... where you'll be reminded, again, that
this... is the collection of GOATs* that was 'running' this country until recently?????
Much is explained, if not excused.
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* Edited and amended because NotASheep left a comment saying, "Leave us goats alone!"

GOAT = Mr Brown's "Government of All Talents"

Not this sort
Picture from here where you can discover How to tell a Goat Goat from a Man Goat.

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3 comments:

Fausty said...

All four men are anyway inextricably tangled in the failure of the last Labour Government

Excellent! That'll keep them out of office, then, Mrs R. ;)

Not a sheep said...

Leave us goats alone!

Mrs Rigby said...

@ Fausty - Let's hope so

@ Not a Sheep - careful editing has ensured there will be no confusion between man and goat.