Thursday, March 26, 2009

Gordon Brown: “The devalued Prime Minister of a devalued Government” [update 2]

Watch Euro MP Daniel Hannan explain to Gordon Brown the way things really are.  As of today, this is the most popular video in Britain:

“Prime Minister, you cannot carry on for ever squeezing the productive bit of the economy in order to fund an unprecedented engorgement of the unproductive bit. You cannot spend your way out of recession or borrow your way out of debt. And when you repeat, in that wooden and perfunctory way, that our situation is better than others, that we’re ‘well-placed to weather the storm’, I have to tell you that you sound like a Brezhnev-era apparatchik giving the party line,” says Hannan, as Brown smirks.

UPDATE 1: No, of course you won't be seeing this tongue lashing on Campbell Live tonight.  No, of course you won't see Simon and the Petrie Dish dissecting (or even reporting on) Topolanek's statement.  Of course not.  Doesn't fit their "narrative."  As Butler Shafferl says:

In times as critical as these, when moral and economic analysis is so badly needed - such as one hears from the likes of Peter Schiff, Ron Paul, and Messrs. Topolanek and Hannan - how do we see the mainstream media responding to this criticism at the EU? On CNN's "Situation Room", one of that network's foreign correspondents, Richard Quest, could do no more than smirk and giggle at such comments. I suspect that, like other members of the lapdog media, the CNN people will fail to understand why the MSM is rapidly collapsing into a black hole.
UPDATE 2:  The Fairfacts Media Show has followed reaction to the speech going "viral," including a great interview with Hannan and Glenn Beck.  And he has this great quote from Hannan hmself, commenting on the tidal wave of reaction:
    Breaking the press monopoly is one thing. But the internet has also broken the political monopoly. Ten or even five years ago, when the Minister for Widgets put out a press release, the mere fact of his position guaranteed a measure of coverage. Nowadays, a politician must compel attention by virtue of what he is saying, not his position.
    It's all a bit unsettling for professional journalists and politicians. But it's good news for libertarians of every stripe. Lefties have always relied on control, as much of information as of physical resources. Such control is no longer technically feasible.

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8 Comments:

Blogger Shane Pleasance said...

Hear Hear!
Now what about "here, here'?

3/26/2009 03:01:00 pm  
Anonymous Sean Fitzpatrick said...

Hear F***ing Hear, Indeed!!

3/26/2009 03:12:00 pm  
Anonymous Sus said...

Was alerted to this on ZB this morning. He's channelling Margaret Thatcher! Which begs the question, are there any more like him in the Conservative party? And if so, where have they been hidden?

With Hannan making free market noises in The Telegraph and Dominic Lawson doing the same in The Independent, perhaps all is *not* lost in the UK after all ...

3/26/2009 03:39:00 pm  
Anonymous Falafulu Fisi said...

I saw this on Glen Beck show in Fox News. Glen did interview Daniel Hannan. It was brilliant.

3/26/2009 07:42:00 pm  
Anonymous Economonkey said...

That was fantastic. It's about time somebody corrected the popular misconception that Brown is some sort of economic hero.

He was carried up by a rising tide, but now it's gone back out again his incompetence is laid bare for all to see. The only person who doesn't seem to understand that is Brown himself.

3/27/2009 01:33:00 am  
Blogger FAIRFACTS MEDIA said...

Indeed, PC.
I have posted on the speech twice.
It is great to see such common sense over in Britain.
It highlights the hollowness of Obamanomics and Ruddernomics too.
And the MSM ignoring the speech shows they are making themseleves irrelevent as I commented over at the Fairfacts Media Show this morning.
If the MSM is to survive , it needs to become more mainstream and realise there are views out of its clearly defined narrative.

3/27/2009 09:07:00 am  
Blogger The Tomahawk Kid said...

WOW! Wasn't that inspiring to hear?

3/27/2009 01:30:00 pm  
Anonymous LGM said...

Very good to hear it. BTW this guy is not the first to identify gordon brownie's pathalogical aversion to accepting responsibility for his actions. Jim Rodgers called brownie out on that very issue and also mentioned that brownie was a patholigical liar who believed in his own fibs!

LGM

3/27/2009 03:34:00 pm  

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