Thursday, May 17, 2007

The Chutzpah of 'humble' Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown accepted the unopposed nomination of Gordon Brown today. here are some quotes from this BBC article:
Gordon Brown says he is "truly humbled" by the scale of the backing given to him by Labour MPs as their choice to succeed Tony Blair as prime minister.

He said the 313 nominations he received from Labour MPs "shows to the country a party wholly united in its determination not to retreat into the past, but going forward as New Labour".

Asked whether he would have welcomed a contest, Mr Brown said: "At the end of the day it may be embarrassing, perhaps, to have so much support, but... I think you have got to accept that as the verdict of the parliamentary party."

Is this the same Gordon Brown who has ensured that there was no real competition for the leadership? Who warned off all his rivals? Who rounded up all nominations until there could be no challengers?

He expects us to believe he is humble?

Oh dear, oh dear!

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