The British media on-line is whirling with the news of an imminent resignation by Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The UK Telegraph is headlining:
Gordon Brown fights for his political life: email calling on him to quitA text of an email has been released which reads:
'Dear Gordon,The Telegraph further reports that as many as 50 Labour MPs were prepared to put their name on the letter.
Over the last 12 years in government, and before, you have made an enormous contribution to this country and to the Labour Party, and this is very widely acknowledged.
However we are writing now because we believe that in the current political situation, you can best serve the Labour Party and the country by stepping down as party leader and prime minister, and so allowing the party to choose a new leader to take us into the next general election.
Meanwhile, a fourth Cabinet Minister has resigned. Hazel Blear quit, only one day after the shocking resignation of Minister Jacqui Smith. Both were caught in the web of the financial improprieties scandal stemming from claims of reimbursements for expenses.
The American Blog, from Europe, covering UK politics headlines:
Gordon Brown hanging by a threadThey opine:
It's hard to even imagine Labour becoming any less popular than it is today under his leadership so holding off until next year may actually make sense. Surely they couldn't drop into single digit support, could they? Cabinet reshuffles and mass resignations don't exactly build confidence with the public.Labour has further been plagued by a socialist driven economy in steep decline, spiriling health care costs, and association with radical Islamists including some within the ranks of the Party. Smith for instance was mired in a huge controversy over the banning from the UK of opponents of radical Islam such as American radio talk show host Michael Savage, and Dutch MP Geert Wilders.