Monday, February 16, 2009

Jumping on the Alan Johnson bandwagon?

I quite like the sentiments behind this post by Paul Linford, another blogger based in Derbyshire, about the rising tide of support for Alan Johnson to oust Gordon Brown by September.

Nothing against Johnson - he has the 'common touch' and does not appear to be dangerously ambitious. Where I do start to worry is the suggestion that the coup would be led by Bananaman, David Miliband. I just don't see it happening. Still, anything to stop Harperson or Balls getting anywhere the levers of power.

All this is predicated on the hope that Brown is carted off by the men in white coats and/or takes the job of Lord High Clever Financial Regulator for the World - which is also being touted as an alternative denouement for the worst Prime Minister for 250 years.


subrosa said...

Do tell me Ted, is the woman in the photograph about to be sick?

Lord Elvis of Paisley said...

Alan Johnson is part and parcel of the same corrupt and malignant government that we are now living under. He is part of it and as such he has lost the right to be considered anything other than a shill for the current corrupt administration. If you aren't part of the solution, then you're part of the problem. And one can definitely say that through his inaction that Alan Johnson certainly certainly fits that category.

For the record Alan Johnson voted;

Strongly for ID cards
Very strongly for Labour's anti-terror laws
Very strongly for the Iraq war
Very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war

There's a lot more. Shill. Take him down.

Ted Foan said...

Subrosa - you are correct in your observation! (That's why I used the photo - I should have been a tabloid sub-editor!)

My Lord - "Shill"? Not familiar with this word. Please explain.

(You do realise I am taking the piss out of the Johnson bandwagon stories, don't you? 'course you do!)

Lord Elvis of Paisley said...

Shill - conman/apologist.

Sorry if I got the wrong end of the stick Ted.

Ted Foan said...

No problem My Lord! I can be a little obscure at times! And thanks for the definition. Never heard that one before.