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    Tony Blair 'called Gordon Brown mad, bad, and dangerous'

    Mr Blair described Mr Brown as "flawed, lacking perspective and having a paranoia about him", during their fractious relationship at the head of British politics, he claimed.

    According to the former business secretary Mr Blair added that Mr Brown was "beyond hope of redemption.....

    .....At the same time, Mr Blair's advisers drew up plan "Operation Teddy Bear" to split the Treasury in two and weaken Mr Brown's power, it was claimed.
    Lord Mandelson, whose memoirs The Third Man are being serialised in the Times, also revealed Mr Blair considered moving his rival to the Foreign Office but decided that the move may lead Mr Brown to resign and become a greater threat from the backbenches.
    Mr Blair described Mr Brown as "like something out of the mafiosi".....

    Mandelson memoirs: Tony Blair 'called Gordon Brown mad, bad, and dangerous' - Telegraph

    we let these clowns run the country for 12 years?!
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    Re: Tony Blair 'called Gordon Brown mad, bad, and dangerous'

    This is hardly news, stories and rumours about the rows, fights and hatred for each other were rife for years.
    As flawed as Gordon Brown is, his character is light years more honorable than Blairs.
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    Re: Tony Blair 'called Gordon Brown mad, bad, and dangerous'

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas View Post
    Mr Blair described Mr Brown as "flawed, lacking perspective and having a paranoia about him", during their fractious relationship at the head of British politics, he claimed.

    According to the former business secretary Mr Blair added that Mr Brown was "beyond hope of redemption.....

    .....At the same time, Mr Blair's advisers drew up plan "Operation Teddy Bear" to split the Treasury in two and weaken Mr Brown's power, it was claimed.
    Lord Mandelson, whose memoirs The Third Man are being serialised in the Times, also revealed Mr Blair considered moving his rival to the Foreign Office but decided that the move may lead Mr Brown to resign and become a greater threat from the backbenches.
    Mr Blair described Mr Brown as "like something out of the mafiosi".....

    Mandelson memoirs: Tony Blair 'called Gordon Brown mad, bad, and dangerous' - Telegraph

    we let these clowns run the country for 12 years?!
    It was 13 years to be pedantic! But the last 3 were unbelieveable. Even now the same bunch of idiots who supported GB are circling to take the position of leader. Clearly there is no morality in politics!

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    Re: Tony Blair 'called Gordon Brown mad, bad, and dangerous'

    To me the points about this little spat is
    1: By openly attacking Brown, i think this is a taster to increase the book sales.
    2: If Brown was truly Mad bad and dangerous then Blair has revealed himself as a truly despicable person, rather than do what was best for the country by offloading him, he kept him on so he couldn't damage blair form the back benches
    3: Dave there is nothing honourable about Brown, he was there when Blair did all his deeds and never stood up to be counted if he did disagree, he kept his trap shut because he felt it was his right to be PM one day and he didn't want to jeopardise that, so he is equally as low as Blair.
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    Re: Tony Blair 'called Gordon Brown mad, bad, and dangerous'

    Was there ever anyone who has led us who hasn't turned out to have a vile and despicable character, or who wasn't embroiled in scandals of one kind or another? Where are all the honest, decent politicians? Do any even exist?

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    Re: Tony Blair 'called Gordon Brown mad, bad, and dangerous'

    Quote Originally Posted by suffolklass View Post
    Was there ever anyone who has led us who hasn't turned out to have a vile and despicable character, or who wasn't embroiled in scandals of one kind or another? Where are all the honest, decent politicians? Do any even exist?
    I'm absolutely certain that it's part of the innate character of those who choose a political career. To get to the top of a political party you have to be both ruthless and power-hungry and know full well that in order to even maintain support and certainly to win elections, you have to make promises you know you can't keep and make deals which are unsustainable in the long term.

    I can't see any reason why it has to be this way of course; it's just one of those historical problems that are still with us today because no-one has been brave enough to push for a major change to the entire political system, and in doing so remove themselves and their party from their 5 years of possible glory (or do I mean ignominy?), but I'm sure given time it will happen. All we'll need is another major political scandal of government-topping proportions to wake the electorate up to the fact there is another option if they push hard enough for it.
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