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Time for another pop at Broon

In October I had some fun with pre-publicity for Broon's book, 'The Courage of Heroes'. In the light of this comment, "I could never compare myself to Gandhi and my other heroes but I take inspiration from the way they dealt with their challenges", I thought I would check to see whether he had included Gandhi.

And the answer is a resounding no. If Gandhi is indeed a hero, rather than name he can bandy about while taking in the sights and as a pitch for the Indian vote should he ever have the menschlichkeit to go to the country, it is a little head scratching that he did not include a household names at the expense of the more obscure (if not to my readership, naturally) people that he has.

Meanwhile, Bloomsbury appears to have moved the publication date to June from July. I still think that Broon wants the book to appear while he is campaigning for the leadership, if campaign he must, so will Tone accept that the game is up if Labour gets slaughtered in the local elections? As discussed many times, Blair is unlikely to go gentle into that good night so quite how important are the sales figures of the book to the would be Lord Protector? Sure as night follows day it will not be a big seller once / if he is in power.

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Anonymous Anonymous said... 12:11 pm

..and his hero was Margaret Thatcher apparently ...revolting isn`t it  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 12:13 pm

he even managed to mention 911

Anonymous Anonymous said... 12:14 pm

btw it was an inside job  

Blogger Croydonian said... 12:15 pm


Time for Voltaire's prayer:

“O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.” And God granted it.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 12:52 pm

Made me cringe, can you imagine how crap his spinmeister must be- it's India don't forget to mention Ghandi, don't forget to mention Thatcher for home consumption, and Jade Goody for the masses. Statesman Brown I don't think.  

Blogger Croydonian said... 12:53 pm

I wonder if I could get away with referring to his Amen Corner as 'The Brown Shirts'?  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 1:15 pm

In wa hoping you might bebable to come up with some previous remarks about The Lady that might somewhat discredit this conversion.I `m sure his "inspiration" was not overly mentioned at the time  

Blogger Croydonian said... 1:34 pm

Best I can do so far, a Broon speech from 2005 quoted in the Grauniad:

He rejected both "the ideology of state power which choked individual liberty" and, in a dig at Thatcherism, the "crude individualism which leaves each person isolated", arguing that voluntary action and civic duty still ran strong.

I will keep digging....  

Anonymous verity said... 1:52 pm

The individual Briton has never been so isolated in our history as under these vile, unbalanced individuals. Old people fear to go out. People scurry about not meeting other people's eyes for fear of being mugged. Who cause accidents just drive away.

Fear and the sensation of "you're on your own" are palpable.

And both these men are terrible cowards. I always said Blair had a streak of yellow down his back.  

Anonymous verity said... 2:08 pm

I don't know how Brown got the reputation of being a brain box. People must have been taking him at his own estimation, because is is an ignorant oaf.

He admires Gandhi? The man whose philosophy was anti-industrialisation (every family should own a spinning wheel so they could spin their own cotton. That way, no need for factories. No need for infrastructure to get goods from factories to consumers. Du-uh. His philosophy, continued by Nehru and his daughter Indira held India back for 50 years. It would have been a world power by now if not for the Gandhi philosophy.)

Here's a doozy: "He said Britain also needed to learn the lessons of the Cold War under Baroness Thatcher – in particular the struggle for hearts and minds – as it fights Islamic extremism."

I don't want to be driven to screaming so early in the morning, but shrieeeeeeeeeeeeeeek! Reagand and Mrs Thatcher used threats and raw power to bring down the USSR. Not lefty "hearts and minds". "Hearts and minds" was the left's take on the Viet Nam war. Different part of the world.

Brown, in his frightening ignorance, then goes on to note what a good idea it would be to use this same Thatcheresque (not) "hearts and minds" meme to defeat "militant islam". Gordon, Gordon, Gordon - all of islam is militant. It is a warrior cult bent on conquest and forcing normal people to bend the knee to their diety. You cannot be a muslim and not believe this. It is the whole bloody point. Allah wants the whole world to be Dar-es-Salaam.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 2:55 pm

I had a little fun at Gordon's expense. Not quite Theo Spark, but I enjoyed it.


Blogger Croydonian said... 3:04 pm

Good stuff Serf.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 3:06 pm

I like it serf. By the way, has nobody noticed that there have actually been arrests in the "cash-for-honours" investigation...  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 3:10 pm

Well, one arrest at any rate. And an important one...

Anonymous Anonymous said... 3:18 pm

more arrests. Guido will be pleased.

coincidentally, re Broon's reading lists I have just posted a relevant piece about his speech today. All rather worrying as usual.


Blogger Croydonian said... 3:19 pm

Now that is a happy thing. It has even made the lead story over at the BBC site.

Please Lord, let London's finest be waiting at Heathrow ready to drag Broon away in a Black Maria.  

Anonymous verity said... 3:41 pm

He should go passively, like his hero Gandhi.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 3:47 pm

I'm too impatient, can't his plane crash?  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 4:00 pm

Thats interesting CU I have read a bit of HG Wells (not as good as HG ..sigh ..I miss her).He was a Fabian of course and exceedingly well connected with the Labour Representation Committee.I like his books nonetheless

There is a way to be rid of Broon, I have previously "dealt" with John Smith. Its just that it didn`t turn out the way I had hoped.

Dragon`s Teeth you know . Its all very informative here isn`t it excoet me .

CU when are you going to explain the ramificatuons of the national debt to me ?  

Anonymous verity said... 4:58 pm

City Unslicker - The temptation to hope for a plane crash for any plane carrying Blair or Brown is great. But we must consider the loss of life of the crew, and that would make it awful if your wish came true.

Falling down a steep flight of stairs and breaking his neck, especially if someone happened to push him from behind, would be an excellent solution to either man. Also, Blair favours yachts and if he fell overboard, the crew might not notice if distracted by a Cheeky Girl. We have to think of solutions that will only affect the gentlemen in question and won't involve innocent people.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 4:58 pm

It is on my to do list N. However Wat Tyler is a real expert here and eggs up the doom side very well.  

Blogger Croydonian said... 5:04 pm

I'll settle for ritual humiliation of both of them. I think Mrs Broon and the sundry Blair/Brownlets are fairly blameless and do not merit widowhood / loss of a parent.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 5:18 pm

sigh, and here was me thinking this was a good start ot my attempt to groom you all as suicide bombers.

far too thoughtful fo that I fear.....  

Anonymous hatfield girl said... 5:34 pm

I had been watching the tennis but the goings on here are irresistible.

Gordon Brown suffers from split personality disorder; so far I have identified the 'pocket Stalin' persona who micromanages the Labour Party and does in all potential opponents; the Kenneth Lay persona, who has miniEnron place people in the government spending departments and for the provision of lots of funding for his therapy; the Arthur Scargill persona, who provides publicly-funded jobs or welfare for the greater UK global hinterland (which he declares he intends to extend to the rest of the planet asap); and now the Ghandi persona has emerged, in the interests of greenery-yalleryness and self-sufficiency.

Others may have spotted further manifestations of this debilitating ego-splintering and, while I am into 'outreach' as much as the next, it has to be said it makes Brown "deeply mendacious" and a trikky opponent.  

Blogger Croydonian said... 5:47 pm

HG - Hope Oz is proving hospitable, but good of you to drop by.

I think you might be on to something with Broon's multiple personalities.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 5:59 pm

Hip hip...  

Anonymous verity said... 6:27 pm

The man seems to be universally loathed. Is he in denial? Does he really think people would vote Labour if he were the leader? I cannot remember ever having read a positive comment about him.

Does he have any fans anywhere?  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 6:35 pm

I like to go to sleep dreaming up hideous deaths for Blair and his boyfriends, I then drift off to the sound of Camerons corpse twisting in the wind on a yorkshire moor.
Try it , I always have a good nights sleep.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 6:37 pm

Mr Prague
what is the gun situation in pragueulvania?
easy to get or not?  

Blogger Croydonian said... 6:37 pm

I think Guardian leader writers and his client vote like him.

Still all credit to the people who did not vote for him. Bar the Flat Earth Left of the SSP, of course.  

Blogger Croydonian said... 6:41 pm

Not sure about guns, but you can buy Czech Mig 21s on ebay.  

Anonymous verity said... 7:23 pm

I want to see Blair humiliated on national TV. I want him to lose his grip. I want the clip to be shown on TV in the US, so he'll never get a speaking engagement. I want President Bush to be too busy to take his calls. Ditto Condoleezza Rice. Ditto Dick Cheyney. I want him to be finally put through to a friend of Euan's who works in the White House mailroom.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 7:39 pm

Yes, a spot of prime time network tv humiliation for Emily would be most uplifting. As for Gordo, I am not sure about the multiple personalities theory. Indeed, I think the problem is that gordo has never acquired a meaningful personality of even a singular dimension. He seems dreadfully repressed about something. A lost soul. I know Hitch has his own firm theory on this matter.Overall, Broon's control-obsessed arrogance betrays a deep, abiding flaw in his psyche and augurs badly for the national interest... if Bliar ever actually does sling his hook that is.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 7:39 pm

Sure it could be arranged. Who do you have in mind?  

Blogger Croydonian said... 7:46 pm

If Blair were to appear on one of the celebrity humiliation programmes, I would clamber out of my ivory tower to watch it. Yes really.  

Anonymous verity said... 8:02 pm

He may well appear on one, Croydonian, because he is arrogant enough to feel assured and so charmed with himself that he would be confident that his fellow scum would adore him. It would be a Schadenfreude-filled evening for me if I could watch him losing his grip in a competition with tramp-stamped slags and mouth breathers to whom speaking in sentences is a bridge too far. How we would laugh as we quaffed our champagne! But I would want it shown in the US, because I want his credibility trashed over there, where he sees his future.

Brown is definitely abnormal. I don't know what his psychological condition is, but he is deeply disturbed. I think it is an actual mental condition.  

Blogger Croydonian said... 8:06 pm

'Mouth breather' - long one of my favourite insults.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 8:09 pm

I become very upset and tearful when he makes that throaty noise as if he has quickly scoffed a lizard while ones attention was distracted. I could swear I saw the dying flicker of a reptilian tail just at the side of his immobile lips . He dabbed industriously with a hanky immediately on that occasion which increases my suspicions.
There is no natural rhythm or cadence to his speech either . Imagine someone speaking like that in real; life for a moment , you would look behind you to see who was working he controls. Lord knows what David Icke would make of him and I do wonder if he would be altogether wrong. If someone , let us say , was an evil changeling from a malignant species as yet unknown I imagine your plans would include a book about how to appear human. Suppose a section was missing from that book. …Not Smith that’s too obvious but Brown. Observe also at the way his skin hangs , not like flesh ,but like an odd disguise. Can it be that he is soon to shed ?Might there be rows of deflated Brown skins hanging in an attic with the unspeakable detritus of his foul cravings ? I can well believe it .  

Blogger Croydonian said... 8:24 pm

Having checked the Icke chapter in ‘Them: Adventures with Extemists’, Icke does not point the finger at Blair or Brown, but he oes namecheck Bob Hope, Bush the Elder, Bush the Younger, Ted Heath, the Rothschilds, the Queen, the Queen Mother, the Duke of Edinburgh, Al Gore, Kris Kristofferon (‘Me and Lizard McGhee'), Boxcar Willie and the steering committee of the Bilderberg Group.  

Anonymous newmania said... 11:38 pm

C you never let me down  

Blogger Croydonian said... 11:55 pm

I do what I can...  

Anonymous verity said... 2:37 am

"There is no natural rhythm or cadence to his speech either ...". Very actutely observed, Newmania.

Gordon Brown is, I think, not normal. I say this kindly, but we cannot have another bonkers person as prime minister. One may have been an error but two would seem to speak of a death wish.  

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