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Gordon Brown To Resign, Indicates Lib Dems Want Talks With Labour

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Developing story, but it appears the reign of Gordon Brown is over. Now he only has to explain why he sold all that gold at the all time lows.


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Mon, 05/10/2010 - 12:11 | 341410 George the baby...
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Gordon will be beamed back to the mothership shortly.

Mon, 05/10/2010 - 13:03 | 341516 BlackBeard
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let's all collectively hope that the anal probe on the mothership is very large and spiky.

Mon, 05/10/2010 - 12:11 | 341411 john_connor
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What a clown and good riddance.  Hopefully I'll never have to see another speech with a "fairness to everyone" banner on the podium in the same colors as O's "change" scheme. 

Mon, 05/10/2010 - 12:17 | 341426 Cognitive Dissonance
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Yeah, what a coincidence that the powers that be would select the same color scheme in two different nations. I guess the colors tested well in the new world order mind control propaganda laboratory using the double blind mice test.

Mon, 05/10/2010 - 14:18 | 341730 Bringin It
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CD - No joke.  I used to hook up systems at a site not to far from Armonk that I eventually realized were being used to test migrate all kinds of subliminal effects at work in the TV world into what would become the Web.  TV is evil incarnate.  All MSM is skewed and dangerous.

Marketeers spent decades figuring out how to sell soap.  At some point, someone realized the same techniques could be used to sell politics, ideas, identity, slavery.  People say they can watch and not be effected.   To that I say Ha Ha Ha. 

Thanks for the great posts.

Mon, 05/10/2010 - 15:39 | 341957 Problem Is
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"What a clown and good riddance."

I am sure your pal Gordon "Skid-mark" Brown will be turning up at he oil desk of JPM with former UK politician Tony "What-a-Douche" Blair for a 7 figure position shortly...

Mon, 05/10/2010 - 22:57 | 342706 Mr Shush
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As thoroughly as I despise the man and lament what he has done to me country, I think you misunderstand Brown's psychology. He is a deluded, vainglorious egomaniac, but I do not believe he is significantly motivated by a desire for personal wealth. Don't get me wrong - he'll want to live comfortably, and he'll do the after dinner speech circuit, but I think that academia and NGOs are the two most likely destinations for him. His overwhelming priority is for people to believe the Gordon-saved-the-world, Iron Chancellor schtick. He wants to go down in history as a great statesman, and seriously believes that he will. He's corrupt only in the sense that he believes that because he is always right about what is best, he is entitled to employ absolutely any means available to get his way. As loathe as I am to say it, I think he is bad only insofar as and because he is mad. And boy is he mad.

Mon, 05/10/2010 - 23:39 | 342756 Problem Is
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Thanks for the great insight Mr. Shush.
So you predict an immediate Mr. Andrea Mitchell aka Alan "Crazy Chester" Greenspan pathetic, deluded and often senile rehabilitation tour?

Now tell me... is Rob Newman correct that Tony Blair can't be a war criminal because he listens to Oasis?

Mon, 05/10/2010 - 12:14 | 341420 jimcg
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The financial powers behind the government will remain the same.


Mon, 05/10/2010 - 12:17 | 341429 Bonesetter Brown
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If the Conservative Party plays their cards right, a Lib Dem/Labour alliance will take shape.  Pity the fools who end up running this thing.  M. King is right.

Mon, 05/10/2010 - 13:00 | 341503 reload
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My thoughts entirely. DC will go up in my estimation a lot if he can pull that off. Who will Labour have at the helm next David Millipede?

Mon, 05/10/2010 - 12:19 | 341438 mephisto
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1. Wants to be involved in fixing the economy

2. Wants a new Labour leadership change "hopefully" before the September Labour party conference.

Thats why GBP is down not up, the MSM headlines "Brown to resign" have this the wrong way round. "Brown to resign but not yet" would be better. Fuckwits.

Mon, 05/10/2010 - 12:35 | 341444 Jack H Barnes
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Mon, 05/10/2010 - 12:57 | 341492 Quintus
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Good riddance, but the UK has by now been so thoroughly embrowned that I fear it may be decades before even a competent and committed replacement, pursuing the correct policies can get the country back on its feet.

Mon, 05/10/2010 - 12:58 | 341496 Goods
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Perfect time to leave the Titanic which is the UK budget.

Mon, 05/10/2010 - 15:35 | 341947 M.B. Drapier
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To be fair, he wants to hang on for another four months (until the Labour party convention) so that he can save the British economy one more time.

Mon, 05/10/2010 - 13:00 | 341505 monmick
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Lots of skeletons in the Labour closets that are going to come out in the next few months, details on the Brown Gold sale being only one of them. Another one will be how shocked the Torys and Libs are at the true state of UK's public finances. I bet one of the big banks will be hung out to dry...

Mon, 05/10/2010 - 13:03 | 341509 Hephasteus
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At least they got rid of him before he could do any REAL damage. OH WAIT.

Gordon Brown should be chained to his desk. Forced to ride the entire thing out. If they let him go now it'll be the biggest mistake england has ever made.

Mon, 05/10/2010 - 13:02 | 341514 Au Member
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13 years too late for us. Who will save the world now though?

Can we get our gold back?
After faithfully enacting the City of London's covert agenda I guess he's now off to JPM for a nice 7 figure salary.

Mon, 05/10/2010 - 13:05 | 341517 Dr. No
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"Now he only has to explain why he sold all that gold at the all time lows."

-Perhaps in order to salvage his legacy, Brown will admit his gold sales were only "paper sales" and that BOE actually never delivered.  Although it did not make sense at the time to Mr. Brown, it is what GS recommended to him so GS could cover their short position in the futures in prep for the huge bull market.

Tue, 05/11/2010 - 01:34 | 342861 Hephasteus
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That gold he sold finally ended up delivered cracked open and found to be full of tungsten. So he won't be retiring in bangkok that's for sure.

Mon, 05/10/2010 - 13:39 | 341613 Au Member
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I wouldn't write labour off yet. They have a few NWO types in their ranks Ed Balls, Mandelson etc and they still have an agenda to push through. So I expect that GB has been sacrificed to allow a Liberal-Labour alliance to take control and one of Brown's allies to be made leader with Mandelson in the background.
Also, if the Conservatives do gain control of the commons they will be forced to enact some extremely unpopular decisions to prevent us going further down the financial shitter and they could be out of power when another election is called in the next few months.

Mon, 05/10/2010 - 17:42 | 341978 M.B. Drapier
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If you aren't watching British telly you're missing the grisly flavour of this. After a bit of wild-eyed Labour agitation on the morning after the election, everyone had an attack of statesmanship. For a whole long weekend almost the only sound was of the Liberals and Tories driving to unleaky discussions about a program for government, emerging once in a while to say how productive the process was and how the deficit was ever uppermost in their minds. Journalists cooed about the sophistication of this new, Continental world of coalition government. Now the whole thing has erupted into British political farce. Heseltine, David Owen, Alistair Campbell, Alistair Darling, Tony Benn, Labour backbenchers #78 and #153, Alex Salmond, John Reid ... the whole muppet show rushed on to telly to spin for their party, spin against their party, curse Liberal perfidy or Tory spending cuts, kick Brown on his way out, hustle desperately for coalition, mutter discreetly against coalition and antagonise the media. Alistair Campbell started an on-camera personal row with one of Sky News' unimpeachably bland anchors. Now the fuse has been lit on the Labour leadership contest, the Tories have made a public statement that a referendum on Alternative Vote is their final offer on electoral reform, and the pound dropped a cent over the course of Brown's speech. The hand of Mandelson is behind this: a late classic of New Labour drama.

Just in case you haven't been following closely: for all that maybe half of Labour desperately desires it, a Lib-Lab coalition is only barely feasible this side of another general election - it would have to include most of the other minor parties, including MPs from Northern Ireland. Oh, and the single biggest campaign promise for both Labour and the Lib. Dems. was to cut the deficit more slowly than the Tories.

Mon, 05/10/2010 - 22:49 | 342701 Mr Shush
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"a Lib-Lab coalition is only barely feasible this side of another general election - it would have to include most of the other minor parties, including MPs from Northern Ireland"

This is sort of true, but given that the SDLP and Alliance MPs are already on board (pre-election), the Lib-Lab coalition effectively starts with 319 seats. Sinn Fein members never show up, so only 323 seats are really required for a majority of 1, which means the SNP's six members would technically be enough. In practice, of course, that's not enough to govern effectively. They won't have to concede anything to get the one Green MP to vote their way on most issues, but Plaid Cymru (with whom they have comparatively few important ideological differences) and the DUP (with whom they have some massive ones) would join the SNP in demanding vast quantities of pork for their respective quasi-countries. Tory-voting England will be screwed harder than ever before by the Gaelic socialists. We could be in for a mercifully short period of truly shambolic government.

Mon, 05/10/2010 - 21:02 | 342540 bigkahuna
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The good quality of the NWO types are that they are all power hungry and from time to time will destroy each other just to get ahead. They are only grudgingly on the same team. in the mean time--all the regular, non-NWO, non-sociopaths have to get by while these guys are busy whipping their stuff out. An amendment needs to be ratified to test all politicians to determine if they are sociopaths, and render them inelligible to hold any public office if they test positive. 

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