The Labor debacle in the European increases the pressure on Brown

The Labor of Gordon Brown have suffered severe punishment (Getty / Stefan Rosseau – Own) Sarkozy and Bruni at the time of voting (Efe / Philippe Wojazer – Propias) Angela Merkel achieved victory in Germany despite losing votes (Ap / Gero Breloer – Own) Silvio Berlusconi got a good result in Italy (Efe / Daniel Dal Zennaro – Own) The head of list of the PSOE to the European elections, Juan Fernando Lopez Aguilar, during his appearance on the day of the elections (EFE / Alberto Martín – Propias)

The Popular Party candidate, Jaime Mayor Oreja (d), and the party’s president, Mariano Rajoy, greet the supporters, tonight, from the headquarters of the people in Madrid before commenting on the results of the elections to the European Parliament ( EFE / ZIPI – Own) The ICV candidate for the European Parliament goes by bicycle to the electoral college where he voted (Gemma Miralda – Propias) The President of the Generalitat, José Montilla (Àlex Garcia – Propias)

The spokesman of CiU in the Congress, Josep Antoni Duran Lleida (Àlex Garcia – Propias) The head of list to the European elections by the PSOE and general secretary of the PSC-PSOE, Juan Fernando Lopez Aguilar (EFE / Ángel Medina G. – Propias) The third vice-president of the Government, Manuel Chaves, deposits his vote for the elections to the European Parliament in the Institute of secondary education Heliópolis, in the Sevillian neighborhood of the same name (EFE / Raul Caro Cadenas – Propias) Marine Le Pen, daughter of Jean-Marie Le Pen and number two of the far-right party Frente Nacional (EFE / Mikael Libert – Propias) The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Miguel Ángel Moratinos, awaits his turn at the corresponding table installed in the Santa María de la Hispanidad School in Madrid of the Alameda de Osuna (EFE / JJGuillen –

Propias) The Polish Prime Minister, Donald Tusk (EFE / Barbara Ostrowska – Own) A woman shows her voter’s card in an electoral college in Paris (France) (Efe / Melanie Frey – Own) Several people dressed in the traditional Bavarian costume come to vote in the town of Rottau, Germany (Ap / Diether Endlicher – Own) Manuela Haas (left) and Gerlinde Moser (right), dressed in traditional costume, in a polling station in Hornberg (Germany) (EFE / Patrick Seeger – Own) Ramón Tremosa, accompanied by his wife Maía and children (EFE / Julián Martín – Propias) The polling station waits for voters in the town of Grafenwoerth, Austria (Ap / Ronald Zak – Propias) A Muslim woman exercises her right to vote in the European ones

in the town of Cherkovna, in Bulgaria (Ap / Petar Petrov – Propias) The president of the Popular Party, Mariano Rajoy (d), greets the members of the polling station before exercising their right to vote for the elections to the European Parliament at the Bernardette school in Madrid (Efe / Ángel Díaz – Propias) The President of the Government, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, accompanied by his wife, Sonsoles Espinosa, moments before exercising their right to vote for the elections to the European Parliament at the Our Lady of Good Success school in Madrid (Efe / Emilio Naranjo – Propias) The candidate of Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC), Oriol Junqueras (d), greets the members of the table before exercising their right to vote in the elections to the European Parliament,

this morning at El Turó Civic Center, in the town of Sant Vicenç dels Horts (Barcelona) (Efe / Andreu Dalmau – Own) The head of the PP list for the European elections, Jaime Mayor Oreja, exercises his right to vote in a school in Armentia, a small town in the rural area of Vitoria (Efe / David Aguilar – Propias) First voters of a polling station in the José Bergamín school in Boadilla del Monte (Madrid) of the European Parliament elections (EFE / Juan Carlos Hidalgo – Propias) The president of the Board and the PP of Castilla y León, Juan Vicente Herrera (EFE / Santi Otero – Propias) The candidate of the Austrian far-right party Alliance for the Future (AF), Ewald Stadler, his wife, Hildegard, and their daughter Marie-Luise, during the elections to the European Parliament (EFE / Herbert P. Oczeret – Own)

The lehendakari, Patxi lópez (left), at the moment in which he exercises his right to vote in the European elections, in a school in Bilbao (EFE / Miguel Toña – Propias) The Minister of Public Works, José Blanco, exercises his right to vote at the Paradai school in Lugo (EFE / Eliseo Trigo – Propias) Four Hungarian citizens, after voting. Hungary must choose 22 politicians who will represent the country in the European Parliament (AP / Bela Szandelszky – Own) A woman exercises her right to vote in Belgium (Ap / Geert Vanden Wijngaert – Own) Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Whatsapp 0 > 06/08/2009 03:31 | Updated 08/06/2009 08:50


Only the anarchy and disorganization of the putschists

  • Only the anarchy and disorganization of the putschists 


and the specter of an anticipated general election that Labor does not want to see even in painting – has allowed Gordon Brown to survive the three bullets of a disastrous municipal election, the resignation of seven ministers and a Cabinet remodeling that oozed weakness. And now, in his bed in the intensive care unit of British politics, he has to dodge the poisoned dart of European results.

The United Kingdom voted on Thursday, and therefore the Government had a pretty good idea of the extent of the debacle. The spokesmen had warned of “terrible” results, and so it was, with the advance of the eurosceptics, the greens, the nationalists and all the small parties in general (including the fascist BNP, British National Party, which obtained its first MEP). The voters expressed their anger at the scandal of parliamentary spending in the only two ways they could: voting little and against the establishment.

But while conservatives (27%) and liberal Democrats (15%) have maintained the percentages of 2004, popular discontent has turned to Labor, which has been in power since 1997. If 23% of the votes obtained in the municipal elections constituted the lowest percentage in a century, the balance of European votes (16%, 6% less than five years ago) is even more pyrrhic and raises doubts not only about their capacity to govern, but about the future of a party without identity, which sold its soul (Thanks, Blair!) to the devil of the third way.

What will be Labor, who abandoned socialism to embrace the cause of liberal corporatism, which stopped representing the workers to become a buddy of the City, who left the unions to finance themselves with loans click this (in exchange for favors) from owners of supermarkets and various magnates, which supported the war in Iraq against the popular will, which raised the differences between the poor and the rich to historic heights, more than Thatcher ever dreamed, all thinking that it was the price to pay to be eligible in the ideological wasteland after the fall of the Berlin Wall? Will there be a civil war between the center-right reformers and the remnants of the old social-democratic guard? Will you try to reconnect with your bases by turning left? Or will it continue to line up in that overpopulated center that everyone insists on occupying, just waiting for his turn to take place when people get tired of the ‘Tories’?

These are questions that will only be answered when the new Labor loses the first general elections

<br /><br />These are questions that will only be answered when the new Labor loses the first general elections


since its reinvention, either in the autumn (if they are anticipated) or in the spring of 2010, and it is time for the teeth to creak. But while the question is whether Brown will come to the elections by tumbling and crossing his fingers for the economy to work and the British thank him, or if the party decides to stop the coup with a leader who communicates better, such as the new minister of the Interior, Alan Johnson.

Brown has survived a chain of orchestrated resignations of ministers and secretaries of state thanks to the amateurism of its protagonists, actors of medium hair in a Jacobean drama. Today he faces the Labor parliamentary group – and dozens of rebel deputies who have signed an e-mail asking for his resignation – bare-chested, unarmed. The results of the European ones have left him naked. Your life depends on the enemy not firing, or the shot fails …