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Some holiday suggestions for the Prime Minister

Worldpublicopinion.org has been kind enough to poll the world, or parts of it, on their confidence or otherwise in sundry national leaders:

"Now I am going to read a list of political leaders from around the world. Tell me how much
confidence you have in each leader to do the right thing regarding world affairs—a lot of confidence, some confidence, not too much confidence, or no confidence at all".

And the best bit is the data on Brown:

For unfathomable reasons, a clear majority of Kenyans, Hong Kongers, Americans, South Koreans and Indians have confidence in him. A rum business. Were he to hie himself to Nairobi, he could expect to have his path strewn with rose petals, with over 70% having at least some confidence in him. At the other end of the scale, neither Ramallah nor Ankara will cheer him to the echo, as less than 20% of those polled in either Turkey or the Palestinian Authority have faith in his abilities. Perhaps if he holidayed in one of those places, he would feel bathed in a warm glow of approval once back in thse parts. Kiev might be another option, as a majority do not seem to know who he is.

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Blogger James Higham said... 11:55 am

Ignorance knows no geographical boundaries.  



Blogger JuliaM said... 4:22 pm

Well, the Americans were probably confusing him with Blair.

Not sure what excuse the Hong Kongers had though...  



Blogger Croydonian said... 6:21 pm

JH - Indee, alas and alack.

Julia - Quite possibly. Were I from Honkers, I would regard all British governments since Heaven only knows when as being unspeakable knaves.  



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