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History in the Making

Those of us who have been glued to our sets for the last 2 1/2 hours have seen history in the making. I have to admit that I never in a hundred years thought that Gordon Brown would reduce me to tears, but he did Laughing

Posted at 11th May 2010 - 09:05PM   Posted by Withy Brook   History in the Making Comments: 8

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Patsy's Avatar Hmmm tears of joy or frustration Withy?
That can be your little secret...Wink

Posted by: Patsy on 11th May 2010 at 09:39PM

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Withy Brook's Avatar Shocked

Posted by: Withy Brook on 11th May 2010 at 10:16PM

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Mollygolver's Avatar Whatever people say about Gordon Brown and whatever he didn't get right, I find myself warming towards the person he is. To step down and to see his dreams shred to tatters, in my opinion took sheer guts. And did you see the way his wife Sarah looked towards him. Right there when he needed herExclamation

Posted by: Mollygolver on 11th May 2010 at 10:27PM

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Missed the whole show such is life in the "colonies."

Well, this is where things get "interesting" maybe "complicated" would be a better word, but in politics, complicated is always interesting.

You can trust the Bear on that. Wink

Posted by: Rob-bear on 11th May 2010 at 11:03PM

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Westerwitch's Avatar You know what I felt the same - I warmed towards him as a person too.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 11th May 2010 at 11:04PM

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Pondside's Avatar I just couldn't get over how quickly it all changed over once the decision was made - house and all!

Posted by: Pondside on 11th May 2010 at 11:30PM

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Ivy's Avatar I watched both speeches both of the leaving and the new PM. What struck me as remarkable was that David Cameron actually thanked Gordon Brown for his achievements. Is that typical British sportsmanship or just his personal style? I hope that Cameron keeps his promise to look after those who can't help themselves and the Thatcher years are something locked away for good.

Posted by: Ivy on 12th May 2010 at 12:03AM

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Dancing Dog's Avatar That's because we're basically sympathetic people. We don't like to see someone publicly humiliated, then again, he remembered to turn off his mike this time.

On a slightly different note....I'd like to see a sturdier podium. Something more Prime Ministery-ish. The silly one they cart out looks like it would fall apart if anyone actually leaned on it. Not to mention the wheels!! Maybe the Queen could lend them something, or better yet, maybe the same company who made Kitty's greenhouse could be persuaded to make our PM something sturdier.

Posted by: Dancing Dog on 12th May 2010 at 01:32PM

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