Monday, 8 June 2009

Excellent news for Michael Foot apologists

In a footnote to the euro results, and as pointed out already, Gordon Brown has managed to secure a lower even poll than did Michael Foot in 1983. Foot is therefore rehabilitated from the posthumous odium of having been Labour's worst-ever leader.

Of course Foot only talked about nationalising the banks. Brown actually did it.

8 comments:

talwin said...

"...posthumous odium..."

You sure he's dead?

Anonymous said...

Not only is Michael Foot not dead he is in considerably better intellectual health than Margaret Thatcher - which puts into perspective all the smears put around at the time.

No comment on yet another crushing defeat for the anti EU parties in the EU elections then.

patently said...

Foot was also an excellent speaker in the House, for all his failings as a party leader. Brown on the other had ... is not.

Bill Quango MP said...

No comment on yet another crushing defeat for the anti EU parties in the EU elections then.

Do you mean UKIP? The party that came second?

Budgie said...

Richard North points out the anti Lisbon vote was 57 percent of the total votes.

"... crushing defeat ..."??? - you are Gordoom McDebt and I claim my £5-00.

Anonymous said...

I was talking about the whole EU Little Englanders - you might recall an inaccurate comment by Raedwall recently that most individuals in Europe opposed the EU.

And of course the Tories are pro EU but Anti Lisbon - so perhaps they might want to follow the logic of that position and come up with a workable alternative for running the EU which is likely to get the consent of Europe as a whole. Or perhaps they were just presenting a fundamentally dishonest position to the Electorate.

Raedwald said...

Anon -

"you might recall an inaccurate comment by Raedwall recently that most individuals in Europe opposed the EU."

No, just your inaccurate quote. I was quoting a poll that showed a majority in the EU opposed federalism.

patently said...

Anon can't tell the difference between support for the EU, support for federalism, and support for the Lisbon Treaty.

Perhaps he/she would make a suitable replacement for Caroline Flint?