Sunday, 21 October 2007

Gordon Brown thinks he is our Head of State

What was this Scotsman doing handing out the losers medals at the World Cup Rugby Final? Given that William and Princess Anne were there, I wonder how he managed to get away with that?

16 comments:

Crushed by Ingsoc said...

One might say it was gloating?

hatfield girl said...

Lack of self awareness, it's a sad condition for the sufferer but a cross to refuse for the rest of us.

Philipa said...

That would be Bliars legacy.

Ed said...

Perhaps he is Head of State under the new rules?

Lilith said...

That's a shocking thought, Ed.

Ed said...

Britain is just a state now, after all.

idle said...

He specialises in losers' medals. All the ghostwritten eyewash about Courage and Heroes is a desperate attempt to redefine an image which is associated by the public with coming second to Tone, vile personal habits, class warfare, and of course the Mandelsonian buggery before they got competitive.

Scroblene said...

Quite honestly Lilith, I was fed up with seeing any 'celeb', royal or political, there. The press seems to think that pictures of these people subscribe to the value of their reporting, but not to the players and the spectators, who are the real reason to play the game in the first place.

The English rugby team don't need to be exposed to this sort of person when they want to get on with their sport,

Tuscan Tony said...

Rumour has it that he'd had the medals in his pocket for the whole match and had been clinking them like loose change - neither of the English reps fancied touching them after all that, for some reason. Perhaps because by that point they had started to resemble specie brought up from the Mary Rose.

Lucien Modo said...

I was struck by the fact that the beleaguered BBC had three different reporters in Paris to do a three minute piece to camera.

idle said...

Ditto, Modo. The BBC went to the trouble of hiring a very clever and literate sports editor - Mihir Bose - who only rarely makes it onto the screen. When he did, last weekend, he had to jostle for time with a whole load of Darrens and Carls who didn't know their arses from a hole in the ground.

Newmania said...

The BBC seem to have to havwe three to do everything . Sex must be fun.

Giod I hated seeing that grinning ape shaking hands. It was good to see everyone ignoring him

Scroblene said...

Yes they did, they did Newms; I'd forgotten that!

fuchsia groan said...

There was a nice little story in the Telegraph at the weekend. Tessa Jowell (when she was Minister of Sport & Kulture) was trying to muscle in on a photo opportunity with the England team. One of them turned to her and said "Look darling, I don't know who you are, but can you fuck off. We are trying to have our photo taken".

Scroblene said...

Fuscia G; Classic, and red wine all over the screen...

I get fed up with spenders and wasters (politicians) getting in on the act every time the camera rolls!

The one person I did actually enjoy meeting was Kate Hoey, and she is the mustard (or even the dogs b******s), because she is a normal lady, but someone who says 'F*** off' to the weasly pisspots we have as government has-beens at the moment.

Anything she says has me thinking "Is she right...maybe she is", whereas all the others are just there for the power and the money.

fuchsia groan said...

I agree Scroblene. Kate Hoey seems to be one of the few honest politicians we have.