Gordon Brown: What an arsehole

It had to happen: First the Obamas, then the Queen, now Johnny-come-lately Gordon Brown jumps on the grow-your-own bandwagon.

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What an A1, gold-plated, card-carrying arsehole.

14 Responses to “Gordon Brown: What an arsehole”

  1. Freelance Unbound Says:

    Hey – I’ve planted tomatoes. Wanna make something of it?

  2. Emma Says:

    Well, I suppose it is a constructive use for all the bullsh*t!

  3. Soilman Says:

    Simon hi

    It’s not that he’s done it, it’s why he’s done it… and then officially PR’d the fact that he’s done it.

    The man is beyond shameless.

  4. Suzanne Says:

    well I did hate him and nothing on earth would have convinced me to vote for him…but now he has veg…how bad can he be? He can count on my vote!

  5. Soilman Says:

    Don’t do it, Suzanne! For God’s sake, nooooooooo!

  6. Andy Says:

    I don’t believe there’s a bandwagon to jump on – growing your own veg goes way back past the Diggers in 17th Century Britain and then some. Unless you mean your bandwagon where everybody thinks allotments are groovy and validate the grower in some kind of organic holier than thou ‘I grow veg aren’t I cool and down with the Carol Kleins of this world’.

    Hhmmm?

  7. catofstripes Says:

    Don’t suppose it was even his idea. I expect the parks and gardens gardener is having more fun than usual in his work.

    But veg. grown in the heart of London, in soil that’s been absorbing pollutants for years? You wouldn’t catch me paying £2 to sample it.

  8. Soilman Says:

    Andy: Yup. The latter. Of course I’m delighted to see folks growing their own, wherever and whenever (I’d hardly be against it, would I?). My issue is with the blatant, headline-grabbing stuntism of our Dear Leader’s sudden conversion to anything vaguely ‘green’ and/or ‘organic’. Read Tom Bower’s biography of the man and see if you can find anything in there – anything at all – that would suggest any kind of genuine interest in or enthusiasm for any part of the ‘green’ agenda.

  9. allot of veg Says:

    “The lettuce’s are not cheap at £1.98”
    No sh*t Sherlock!

  10. Lucy @ Smallest Smallholding Says:

    I dunno… I think there’s worse bandwagons to jump on. At least this one may prove constructive. Although I can’t imagine anyone thinking that they’ll grow their own ‘cos the PM does. I think these days we’re waaaayyyy beyond that. Now, if Miley Cyrus started growing her own…. we’d have a nation of welly-clad fork-wielding tweenies. How very, very surreal.

  11. it's PR man Says:

    Soilman, your entire list there is filled with what are essentially politicians. And as democracy is a governmental popularity contest, this behavior is not surprising from any of them. The question we should be asking ourselves is which politicians are worse, the ones who arrive late on the scene after observing the success of others, or the ones who perpetrated the sham in the first place?

  12. Soilman Says:

    Excellent question, PR Man. From which, I guess, we’d conclude that Obama is the Biggest Villain??

  13. Darren (Green Change) Says:

    At least your PM is jumping on the bandwagon. I wrote to mine (Kevin Rudd – Australia) to suggest a vegie patch and some low-level aide wrote back to say that it would use too much water so they aren’t going to do it. Yet they continue to have one of the largest, most lush and green lawns in Canberra! Like that doesn’t require massive irrigation!? Morons.

  14. Soilman Says:

    Darren: Quite. Lawns are staggeringly thirsty. What a shocking waste of water in a country that’s suffering such dreadful drought. What is the story with the water shortage now? Any rain in sight, or is it still just getting worse?