Discussion in 'Habari na Hoja mchanganyiko' started by Dua, May 10, 2008.
Cherie Blair: Gordon tried to drive Tony out but now he wants his help to win an election
Uzuri Cherie ni kipanga wa kutupwa. she has proved that behind anyman success there is a woman. Poor Gordon. Kakimbilia No 10 sasa ndiyo anajua utamu wa no 10
And whats your opinion/views on the subject?
Hapa Vile vile
Brown hits all-time low in shock new survey
·PM 'worse than Cameron' on all tests
· Working hours plan starts fightback
Andrew Rawnsley and Jo Revill The Observer, Sunday May 11 2008
Gordon Brown during a press conference at Stormont, Northern Ireland. Photograph: Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty images
Gordon Brown has suffered a devastating collapse in his public standing, according to a new survey published in The Observer today which will put his leadership under intensified pressure.
As the Prime Minister begins his fightback with new proposals entitling mothers to more flexible working hours, the research shows that only one in five voters thinks he is doing a good job. He is rated worse than David Cameron on every key leadership quality, including competence, decisiveness, fairness, likeability, trustworthiness and strength.
A unique opinion tracker using a panel of 5,000 voters, much larger than conventional opinion polls, reveals that he is floundering in his attempt to campaign for public respect after Labour's large losses in the council elections. Three-quarters think he is doing a bad job, and nearly half of them believe he is doing a very bad job, according to the first results from the survey, which was published on the website PoliticsHome.com.
In what is expected to be one of his toughest weeks yet, Brown is expected to show his support for the rights of millions more mothers to request flexible working hours as Labour attempts to pick itself up after its disastrous showing in the local elections.
A government review by Sainsbury's human resources director Imelda Walsh will recommend that millions of working mothers should gain the right to demand flexible hours. At present only mothers of children up to the age of six, those caring for elderly relatives or those whose child has a disability are entitled to make such a request.
Walsh will suggest that the current age limit should be at least doubled to include children up to 12, giving new rights to a least 2.6 million parents. Her recommendations are expected to be 'warmly' received by Downing Street.
Later this week the Prime Minister is expected to announce a draft legislative programme for the next parliamentary session, foreshadowing the Queen's Speech in the autumn.
But the scale of the downturn in his personal reputation with voters will further swell mounting anxiety among Labour MPs and ministers, especially those defending marginal seats. It is bound to amplify concerns that Brown lacks the presentational skills and leadership qualities to turn round the government's fortunes. There is speculation about a challenge to his leadership as Labour backbenchers reel from the impact of their party's massacre in the local elections and the fear of losing the Crewe and Nantwich by-election to a resurgent Tory party on 22 May.
Based on internet responses from a 5,000-strong panel taken over the past five days, the survey shows that Brown's overall satisfaction rating has crashed to minus 55 per cent. Fewer than a quarter of voters now think he is the best person to be in Number 10. And 43 per cent choose Cameron as best Prime Minister against just 23 per cent for Brown.
The panel was also asked to say what sort of government they would prefer if forced to choose between a Brown-led government and a Cameron one. This is often a better predictor than party shares of the outcome of general elections. A Tory government is preferred to a Labour one by a margin of 50 to 32 per cent. There are more voters who think the Conservatives would do a better job of governing than there are voters who think they would do a worse job.
In every key leadership category, Brown is now seen less favourably than his rival. Cameron is seen as more caring, competent, decisive, effective, fair, forward-looking, in touch with normal people, intelligent, likeable and moderate. He is also rated as stronger, more reliable and more trustworthy.
More damage was done to Brown's leadership last night as John Prescott revealed in his memoirs that he had urged Tony Blair to sack his Chancellor, but that Blair was 'scared' of him. The former Deputy Prime Minister described Brown as 'annoying, bewildering and prickly'.
Brown is also fighting demands for Scottish independence, and last night said: 'I will do whatever is necessary to ensure the stability and maintenance of the Union.' The Prime Minister called for pro-Union parties, together with business and trade unions, to form an alliance to prevent the breakup of the UK.
Labour contemplating about sacking brown
Labour 21 points adrift in new poll
Gordon Brown was given a drubbing in the Henley by-election
Brown will never win an election ....What next for the Labour party?
Leave me alone! Ah...............
I hear she is one of the richest women in Britain coz she owns matrix Chambers.
Labour needs real change - Miliband
Brown in real danger now to lose his premiership less than two years since he took over the job.
TWO Labour backbenchers today called on Gordon Brown to sack Foreign Secretary David Miliband.
Face off ... David Miliband refuses to rule himself out as a contender for Gordon Brown's crown
All Change it will be more Brownish than Millish or vice versa. Game on..
Tony Blair has launched a scathing attack on his successor Gordon Brown's performance as Prime Minister, it has been reported.
Huu mpambano inakuwa mkali .............GB on the knife edge.
Wakati anaanza u-PM huyu bwana watu wengine tulitabiri kuwa ndio ungekuwa mwisho wa Labour, lakini kuna watu hapa wakasema Conservatives hawarudi tena madarakani. Sasa naona sasa hivi Labour hadi wanataka kupitwa na Liberal Democrats. Wana hali mbaya sana na GB inaonekana kazi ya U-PM ni kubwa mno kwake kuliko hata urais kwa JK!