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Posted Thursday, 16 April 2009 at 21:46

It was only a matter of time before Gordon Brown stood in front of a camera and was asked to say the ‘S’ word.


He did it today on a visit to Glasgow which couldn’t be cancelled. He said it through gritted teeth.


The real story today is that Damian Green has been found not guilty of any wrong doing.


The scandal is that Jacqui Smith presided over an operation to arrest a shadow minister, put him in a cell and traumatise his family. For no other reason than he was doing his job.


The Labour party is made up of MPs who only know politics. They know nothing other than spin and manipulation. The normal qualities of decency and moral values pass them by as they focus on only one thing, staying in power at all cost.


I imagine tonight will be the first peaceful one for Damian in some considerable time. If only Labour put as much energy into reviving the economy as it did into harming opposition MPs and their families.


It’s beginning to feel more like Zimbabwe every day.

lin Bailey said:
Responded: Thursday, 16 April 2009
well done Nadine for biding your time with humility, grace and wisdom. you could teach Jacqui Smith so much about morality and how to behave. My father a staunch labour supporter from the North East , now has 3 strong Tory supporting children. Do the labour party have no idea how they are wrecking their moral base.. Keep the tories on line and DONT let us down. We need you. Lin B.
Brian tomkinson said:
Responded: Thursday, 16 April 2009
Isn't wasting police time a criminal offence? Or doesn't that law apply to the Home Office and Home Secretary?
Tony said:
Responded: Thursday, 16 April 2009
“Well-placed sources told PRWeek there was mounting fear in the heart of Downing Street that fresh revelations about senior MPs could emerge over the next few weeks and months leading up to the general election.”
David Nettleton said:
Responded: Thursday, 16 April 2009
When Damian Green was arrested I immediately thought that Robert Mugabe would be envious, so your link with Zimbabwe strikes a chord with me. Governments don't like it but rigorous scrutiny by opposition politicians is a sign of a healthy democracy. Nobody should be arrested for asking awkward questions. Mr Green was only doing his job. My question would be: will the Conservatives remember this if the Party won the next general election?
Westminster Watch said:
Responded: Thursday, 16 April 2009
Nadine, pleased you have surfaced from you deserved rest! However, on the Damian Green issue, let's not forget how proud our current PM was when he was a member of the opposition and was the recipient of leaks from Civil Servants Entirely consistent with an approach of seeking to destabalise the Conservatives rather than focus on policy and issues
Mark E said:
Responded: Friday, 17 April 2009
The two stand-out stories in the news recently have been the 20th Anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster and the Conservatives’ understandable attempts to keep the Damian McBride story going (and thereby get as much dirt as possible to stick to the rest of the Labour Party and especially Gordon Brown). Nadine, you obviously have a point but then again, twenty years ago Conservative MP Irvine Patnick was busy spreading lies to the media about how 96 people had come to die at Hillsborough. It was Patnick who was the source of the Sun’s notorious cover story about the actions of Liverpool fans; a story that hampers sales of the paper on Merseyside to this day. It’s politics. There is very little moral high ground left for any of you to clamber on. A few politicians may be the ones largely responsible for the fouling, but you're all in the cesspit. It will all be the same during the next Conservative administration.
Johnny B said:
Responded: Friday, 17 April 2009
Where has the other post from today disappeared to?
Anonymous said:
Responded: Friday, 17 April 2009
What a disaster NuLab's "Blair's Babes" policy has turned into. It fast tracked preposterous females into high offices who clearly are not there because of their intelligence.
Anonymous said:
Responded: Friday, 17 April 2009
Nadine, I applaud your strong line against Brown on Smeargate. As a victim it will only end, as an issue, if you let it. I assume you have been counselled not to take personal legal action. On behalf of all UK taxpayers please relentlessly pursue the absolute affrontery of McBride remaining on any taxpayer funded payroll until he is completely forced out. Let us then see if he is employable. McBride's behaviour is clearly Gross Misconduct. If Brown refuses to CLEARLY account for McBrides current position, payroll and pension status then he is likely to sink himself in the process. Please do not let anyone in the Tory party talk you out of this - the tacit acceptance that scum such as McBride will be "taken care of", apparent to us all, is a reinfocement of our "everyman for himself" culture that breeds such a sick UK society.
Raymond Rees-Oliviere said:
Responded: Friday, 17 April 2009
One thing I have noticed with all the previous comments is that NOT ONE of them has indicated that they have read the relevant emails. I have noted that when either of the two main parties get in to power all normal behavior goes out of the window. There is NO moral base to any of the parties (Lin Bailey comment). It seems that only the Voters should have high morals, not our elected MPs. You MPs are letting the voters down with all your actions. I do hope that YOU act correctly when your party next comes to power.
David Nettleton said:
Responded: Saturday, 18 April 2009
It took the Hillsborough Disaster and the subsequent Taylor Report to bring about long overdue changes to the way crowds at football grounds are managed. Sadly, 96 people died on that fateful afternoon 20 years ago and they were honoured last Wednesday. Peter Taylor, the author of the Report, passed away in 1997 aged 66. His legacy lives on. I find attempts to link this tragedy to party politics upsetting and disrespectful to those who died on that day. For that reason, I wish comment 6 had not been written.
Tom Paine's Ghost said:
Responded: Sunday, 19 April 2009
In response to David Nettleton: the views expressed by Irvine Patnick, Margaret Thatcher and Bernard Ingham at the time of the Hillsborough disaster are a matter of public record. You can also Google them. The comparisons with Zimbabwe are hysterical. A Tory MP was wrongly arrested and then set free. Nobody died in prison. And the press was in uproar, surely an indication of freedom unknown in Zimbabwe?
David Nettleton said:
Responded: Sunday, 19 April 2009
The 'response' to my comments isn't a response at all as I didn't mention Irvine Patnick, Margaret Thatcher or Bernard Ingham, as to do so would have been a blatant attempt to play party politics with the Hillsborough disaster. It's a fact that on Saturday 15 April 1989 there was a Conservative government but it has no relevance to the tragedy. It would be like blaming the Liberals for the sinking of the Titanic. Most Labour supporters seem to have accepted that the last two weeks have been bad for the government and are looking to their leaders to change some pretty awful behaviour by senior advisers rather than seek to divert attention to an unrelated historical event.
Tom Paines' Ghost said:
Responded: Sunday, 19 April 2009
I took Matt E's point to be that lie-spreading is nothing new, nor is it limited to one political party. Nobody's blaming the Tories for Hillsborough, but to deny the disgraceful comments of Patnick and Ingham at the time is revisionism of the worst kind. Justice for the 96.
David Nettleton said:
Responded: Sunday, 19 April 2009
Nobody's denying anything but just refusing to agree that there is any linkage between a tragedy 20 years ago and the current crisis which Downing Street inflicted on itself. TPG appears to be setting up his own Aunt Sally and knocking it down again. It smacks of desperation.
Mark E said:
Responded: Friday, 24 April 2009
PS David. I'm not a Labour supporter, just your average person who is sick of politicians, good and bad, liars and the honourable, throwing mud at each other when in fact they are all already covered in it. Not desperation, just exasperation.
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