Friday, June 05, 2009

+++ Caroline Flint resigns as Gordon Brown gives a live press conference +++

Its an amazing stab in the back for Brown.

Brown is droning on about how getting the worse electoral results in history means he should stay and get on with wrecking the country.

Just waiting for one of the journalists in the press conference to get the news and challenge him.

Brown - even his own Cabinet don't believe him, trust him or want him to continue !!!

How much longer can this go on ? Its a car crash.

Update: He's just been asked the Caroline Flint question - he's droning on about what she used to do. He's implying she went as he didn't push her to Cabinet level.

Glenys Kinnock has just been booted to the Lords as minister for Europe. Its incredible!!!!!

I mean GLENYS KINNOCK for goodness sake !!!! Does Labour have no one available in the house of commons !!!!

Brown is insane - he banging on now about getting on with the job and how everything is getting better.

He's being forced to justify Glenys Kinnock ( jobs for the boyos again ).

Its an insult to the whole country and the parliamentary Labour party.

Further Caroline Flint's resignation letter:

Dear Gordon

I believe the achievements of the Labour Government to date have been monumental and you have played an immense part in the creation of those achievements.

However, I am extremely disappointed at your failure to have an inclusive Government.

You have a two tier Government. Your inner circle and then the remainder of Cabinet.

I have the greatest respect for the women who have served as full members of Cabinet and for those who attend as and when required. However, few are allowed into your inner circle. Several of the women attending Cabinet – myself included – have been treated by you as little more than female window dressing. I am not willing to attend Cabinet in a peripheral capacity any longer.

In my current role, you advised that I would attend Cabinet when Europe was on the agenda. I have only been invited once since October and not to a single political Cabinet - not even the one held a few weeks before the European elections.

Having worked hard during this campaign, I would not have been party to any plan to undermine you or the Labour Party in the run up to 4 June. So I was extremely angry and disappointed to see newspapers briefed with invented stories of my involvement in a “Pugin Room plot.”

Time and time again I have stepped before the cameras to sincerely defend your reputation in the interests of the Labour Party and the Government as a whole. I am a natural party loyalist. Yet you have strained every sinew of that loyalty.

It has been apparent for some time that you do not see me playing a more influential role in the Government. Therefore, I have respectfully declined your offer to continue in the Government as Minister for attending Cabinet.

I served six years as a backbencher and, therefore, I am not unhappy to be able to devote myself to promoting my constituency’s interests and to support the Labour Government from the backbenches.

This is a personal decision, which I have not discussed with colleagues.




Peter Jackson said...

I just kept watching the press conference and expecting two men in crisp white coats to come along and take Gordon away. Surely, now he needs psychiatric assistance.

Anonymous said...

why can't brown just GO AWAY? He is driving our household crazy - just go man, go away now.

Fed up lady

Daily Pundit said...

Glenys Kinnock will probably be the final straw for the voters.