Gordon Brown should step down for the good of the country
Another day another disaster for GB. Gordon Brown isn't doing too well either. So should he go now or sort out the economic crisis/MPs' expenses/world hunger first?
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Mr Brown’s popularity has taken a nose-dive
Another day, another disaster. Another day, another petition. The internet has been bombarded with the public angrily signing their names to show support for the resignation of Mr Brown. Coupled with this are page after page of comments, pushing the prime minister to stand down. How can he effectively manage our country without the support of its people? The newspapers are criticising his every move and as the country crumbles around Mr Brown’s reach, the end of the recession and wave after wave of disasters are no nearer in sight.
Perhaps this is a generalisation: closer inspection of the comments and petitions show that perhaps not the whole country is behind Gordon Brown stepping down and those who object the most tend to be shouting the loudest.
The Labour Party has crumbled
Mr Brown is just one man. How much can be achieved by one individual without the backing of his own party? David Cameron gleefully rubs his hands together whilst minister after minister resign from the Labour Party. Meg Munn, the former women’s minster described herself as ‘extremely loyal’ but rebelled as she could no longer ‘sit quietly’. Munn said: “I can no longer sit quiet and say nothing because I am being told by people that they don't think Gordon is the right person to take us forward. Gordon Brown is not offering us the leadership that we need.” (1) Gordon Brown should step down because the loss of ministers who had previously been so loyal to him are now trickling away and this is one of the greatest losses.
There is no doubt that the public resignation of so many ministers has come as a blow to Mr Brown, however, it would appear that such a humiliation has caused those most loyal to him, to rally around. Despite the images widely circulated on our televisions and in our newspapers of Brown’s new reshuffled cabinet, laughing and joking, the mere fact that they are still sitting around that table and working towards a better future, shows that there is a glimmer of hope for GB and Brown should not step down.
Things do not seem to be improving
The continued state of our world regarding world hunger and the deepening recession plus those issues closer to home, such as the recent exploitation of MPs expenses does appear to be never-ending. How much more can one country stand? Isn’t it the job of our elected leader to ensure that Great Britain experiences minimal suffering?
Aren’t we using Mr Brown as a scapegoat? He is being persecuted for actions out of his control and for things that have been going on for years. Brown inherited this appalling mess and because it has only just come to light, the public are calling him to step down. It is very easy to point the finger when there is no one else to blame, but it is time to look beyond the surface and give Mr Brown some breathing space to make amends for his predecessors.
For Labour to have any chances of winning the next election, the party should really consider in reselecting their party leader!
For Labour to have any chances of winning the next election, the party should really consider in reselecting another leader, someone younger, more energetic, to match the other 2 party leaders.
GB needs fresh ideas, and a total public finance reform/restructure. GB, that is Gordon Brown has not done much more for change and rebuilding Uk since his predecessor, Blair!
Time for change is not for the Coversative party to lead Britain but the change is for Labour to reselect their leader, this will be their only chance in winning in this election!!!
Go on Gordon, do it for your men and country, STEP DOWN!!
It is Mr Brown’s mess to sort out
Gordon Brown should not step down. He merely needs some time to sort out the mess. There are those who wish to persecute him and force him to step out of office, but surely it makes more sense for Mr Brown to sort out any mistakes he has made before a new individual steps into his shoes. To his credit, Mr Brown still claims he can correct any wrongs that have occurred and the recent reshuffle is proof of this: “If I didn't think I was the right person leading the right team, I wouldn't be standing here. No one could forgive a Labour government if we walked away from our duties... I have the determination to continue,” Brown said. “I will not waver, I will not walk away, I will finish the work”. (1)
Gordon Brown has had his chance to turn the economy around sort out his own mess. He has made headlines with his big global initiatives at the G20 and before however the things he has done in Britain have not been working. Gordon Brown's measures will leave Britain in massive debt and will force a reduction in services by 10% accross all departments except the NHS. Meanwhile the number of unemployed will continue to spiral as these spending cuts have to kick in in a few years time, he is simply hoping that the private sector is picking up by then... If that is his plan we need a someone else to sort out his mess!
Who can do better?
The public of Great Britain reported to many new stations that now the feel their Prime Minister is faltering and they cannot trust any MPs. So who can do better? David Cameron? It appears we are at a loss when knowing who to vote for. Gordon Brown may not be the right man for the job long term, but he is the only man we have at the moment. He is doing his utmost to steer us through this mess and it is easy to point the blame. The bottom line is that we simply do not know who can do a better job and should be supporting Mr Brown to show that he is not so lonely at the top.
Mr Brown has had his turn and has been in Government long enough to drive this country into the ground. How do we know there is no better candidate unless another has an attempt at being Prime Minister?
Great Britain elected Mr Brown
Great Britain was given the right to vote and many of us exercise this right at elections. At the last general election, we elected the Labour Party to steer us through any problems that we encounter. We cannot ask Mr Brown to bail out as soon as the going gets tough and a few mistakes are made: he is human, after all. We put the Labour Party in office and they will stay there until the next general election. Votes elect the party, not the person.
Votes do elect the party, but we are greatly influenced by the party leader and why shouldn’t we be? A likeable front runner is of the utmost importance and Mr Brown was not the front runner. The country did not intend to elect Mr Brown: they intended to elect Tony Blair. Mr Brown has lost all support and should step down immediately.
There should be a general election
The fairest way to decide whether Gordon Brown is capable of the job assigned to him is to leave it in the hands of the people who are affected by his actions. A general election should be held instead of the witch hunt and force that Gordon Brown is being subjected to.
Gordon Brown was not elected in a general election in the first place therefore has little democratic legitimacy. Why should Gordon Brown be the one to be in charge of sorting out the economy when the voters have never had a chance to voice their opinion on his premiership. He was effectively appointed by the labour party preventing a contest even there. It is time he was held democratically accountable!
Gordon Brown is too scared to have a general election. He knows that his party will not get re-elected and does not want to leave office. Brown should step down before he is unceremoniously voted of office.
Mr Brown is a serious social reformer
Mr Brown is a genuine and serious social reformer, he is not a good looking Johnny Come Lately. He cares about people and the country and we should give him a chance to prove him self as an elected Prime Minister. He should not step down to save the country as many people prefer substance over style. People may want change but once they have got it they may think my God what have we done by getting rid of Gordon Brown and the Labour Party. Times will be tough but even tougher under the Tories.
What do you think?