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Now is the Summer of Our Discontent

Gordon Brown's looming Crewe and Nantwich by-election defeat just the start of his misery - Telegraph

Mr Brown will face a summer of uncertainty against the backdrop of the economic downturn and rising living costs.

The troubles come as civil servants, college lecturers and firemen are threatening summer strike. The Public and Commercial Services Union yesterday announced it will ballot 280,000 of its members over strike action.

More than a million people employed by local authorities could take also take action this summer. They are angry over a 2.45 per cent pay offer.

Just the start of his misery? It hasn't all been exactly a bed of roses up to now. And the comrades in the party are getting restless...

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he is sCREWEd

Alan

Back to the 1970's. Labour bankrupt the country, the unions turn on the government, public support evaporates.

Back to the 1970's. Labour bankrupt the country, the unions turn on the government, public support evaporates.

I am old enough to remember that Labour Governments always end like this.

Too bad we have to pay for it over and over...

I am afraid Bruce Charlton is right to a point. It may not simply be intelligence but preparation and acculturisation, ie; readiness to attend a University and expectation of what it is like and what to expect. I teach kids of diplomats at university and they all multi-lingual, very confident, very cultured and well read.

I agree with Andrew - "I am old enough to remember that Labour Governments always end like this"

However in '79, Labour's mis-management of the economy was followed by Mrs T. Just-call-me-Dave might be many things, but he certainly is not in the same league.

& where's the latter day Tebbit????

These days, there is little or no difference between Nu-Labour & the Tories

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