Brown’s Bubble Could Burst if Promise Is Broken

by Mike on August 20, 2007

in Europe,UK Politics

Gordon Brown has been riding high in the polls ever since he moved into Downing Street despite ignoring the source of the attempted terrorist attacks on his country. In fact, Brown is doing so well that many of our British friends believe that a snap election may be called sometime soon.  Labour should not be planning their victory party so soon however.  Although David Cameron’s Conservatives have been unable to make so much as a dent in Labour’s lead, Gordon Brown may still be his party’s undoing.

Although the Labour government is more popular than at any point during its third term, it now appears that Brown is displaying the same kind of arrogance that led to Labour’s plummeting popularity in the first place. Despite promising a referendum on the unpopular EU Constitution, the Labour government now appears poised to pass the Constitution without bothering to hold their promised referendum. This is hardly surprising considering the previous referenda in other countries rejecting the Constitution. Even the French under Chirac sent a resounding “non” when asked if they wanted to be surrender their sovereignty.

Polls in the UK show that even those who would support the EU Constitution believe that the government should hold its promised referendum. If Gordon Brown goes through with his plan to ram the Constitution through Parliament despite his party’s promise to listen to the people, his bounce may disappear; that is, if the Conservatives play their cards right.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

William Humbold Jr August 21, 2007 at 12:39 am

Don’t hesitate. You can already now test the feeling of voting about the EU at Vote YES to Free Europe Constitution!


Ryan August 21, 2007 at 8:40 am

It’s a bad Constitution, too long, imposing too many restrictions and regulations, and is nearly impossible for the plebs to understand. It’s a constitution that’s doomed to promote revolution, if it’s even followed at all. But, America experienced this kind of arrogance on the part of its legislature when the amnesty bill was introduced and planned to be voted on without the traditional hearings or public relations campaign. They wanted to circumvent that whole transparent democratic process. Now Britain gets its turn to experience this kind of high-minded bureaucratic snub of the regular folks for political reasons that aren’t in the folk’s best interest. Yet, in Britain they don’t have the same kind of deliberate, spaced out elections we have here in the states. Labour may suffer for their actions. I hope they do.


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