Friday, April 24, 2009

Calls For No Confidence Vote Grow Louder

Tories are being urged to show some guts and press for a no confidence vote in Beleaguered Brown's fag-end government, as a Downing Street e-petition calling on the PM to resign is launched.

The writing was on the wall for the doomed New Labour project even before Darling's fantasy budget bunkum blasted public confidence with its toxic mix of a broken New Labour tax promise and Brown's decade of debt starkly exposed, leaving voters angry, fed-up and demoralised.

Now, in a two pronged attack, a simple and brief Downing Street e-petition calling on Brown to resign has been launched, worded in a non-partisan way to neatly side-step Downing Street censors, which comes amid increasing calls for Cameron to force a vote of no confidence in the commons.

Ministers' sordid second homes fiddles, Smeargate and the squalid treatment of Damian Green led the Orange Party to ask here whether a vote of no confidence could bring down Brown.

Voters, saddled with billions of pounds of debt for decades, want honest answers to just how to get out out the fine mess created by the Brown and Darling comedy act. But instead the government used the budget for a squalid exercise in political posturing. As a fed-up Economist put it: "The public is losing patience with him, and so is this newspaper."

Riding on the back of a budget roundly condemned by all and sundry, a new Telegraph/YouGov poll shows a Tory double digit lead, leading Mike Smithson over at Political Betting to conclude: "I find it hard to see how Labour can come back."

The Orange Party has long believed Brown and the Downing Street spinners are working to a tightly controlled pre-election grid, obsessed with saving some of their skins in an election and not saving the country.

That would have been this June, riding on the back of a 'successful' G20 summit and a budget for their future. But events have a nasty habit of getting in the way.

Now it's only a question of whether the men in grey suits or white coats will come and take him away, whether bottling Brown will indeed bottle it again or whether they just sit tight until the bitter end when finally prised out of office, taking what's left of the Labour Party down with them.

What the arrogant bunch of chancers don't want is for someone or something to force their grubby little hands. But as Ian Martin at the Telegraph says: "The country is utterly exhausted with Labour."

With the shifting sands of squalid second homes allowances, Smeargate, a G20 summit exposed as a con and now the budget disaster, public confidence or rather the total lack of it, is the key to how the election run up will be played out.

Take away ministers and pay roll MPs who have a vested interest in propping up a discredited government and you are left with MPs who have a party allegiance for sure, but also many who are keenly aware of the 'mood' of the country.

The cancer is spreading and the prognosis is terminal. Financial wire service, Bloomberg, has laid bare Brown's fading legacy and election prospects to the world. The strange beast of parliament often takes a long time to swing around but in the end often captures that public mood.

The issue of confidence among voters should raise the issue of confidence in Brown in the house of commons. Frederick Forsyth at the Express is in no doubt what Dave should do: "I say to David Cameron: go for it. Table your motion. Even if you lose it on the floor of the House, we voters will remember who voted for what was best for their country and who for their wallets. And we will not forget."

To help Cameron and the Tories, a motion has already been drafted, thanks to blogger Stuart Sharpe, calling on Cameron to propose "a motion of No Confidence in Her Majesty's Government in Parliament", urging like-minded bloggers to flag it up.

Throw the disaster of a budget into the current mix of toxic scandals and brand Brown is doomed, however long New Labour tries to cling onto power. Cameron should grasp the political nettle. He may come up smelling of roses.


Anonymous said...

If there were enough decent minded MPs who would resign together (rather as David Davis did) that might do the trick rather more effectively than via parliament.

If there is not enough of them then a viral petition might show the public anger

Silent Hunter said...

Yes; I like the idea of a viral petition of "No confidence in this Labour Government" by the people of this country.

How do we go about it?

the orange party said...

Silent Hunter - Paste the petition onto a blog and let the internet do the work

Anonymous said...

Both Dale and Guido are linking to a Downing Street petition urging Brown to resign. Nothing will come of it, of course, but its useful place to vent your anger.