What was truly repugnant about his speech was the total absence of any sense of patriotism.
I'm sorry, Tom: "lack of..." what? "Patriotism"? The one that is the "last refuge of the scoundrel"?
Lest you forget, sunshine, you are a Scot, representing a Scottish seat. Your country has a Parliament and some fiscal autonomy; and yet you have control over policy in England whilst those MPs that we elect have none in yours.
How dare you talk about patriotism? Fuck off back to Scotland, resign your seat and then we'll talk about patriotism, you shit-stick.
Some Tories on the extreme right of the party share the problem of some Republicans in the States: they don’t regard the head of government to be the nation’s leader unless he or she is also a member of their little party.
First, Gordon Brown is not the Head of State: the monarch is.
Second, the cunt has never been elected as the country's leader so, no, I do not view him as such. Why the fuck should I? I never voted for him, and I have never voted for the Labour Party. In fact, under 22% of the electorate voted for the Labour Party—which was led, at the time, by Tony Blair, who promised to serve the full third term—at the last general election, and I most certainly wasn't one of those anyway. I do not recognise him as leader of the country, even if I believed that any politician could be called such.
Gordon Brown isn’t just Labour’s prime minister; he’s Britain’s prime minister, and for any UK politician to launch such a disgraceful, personal attack on his country’s leader—in a foreign country—is nothing short of disgraceful.
You what? I thought that we were all super Europeans now, Tom; your party has determinedly delivered more and more power to the EU. So, what is more unpatriotic—delivering a powerful criticism of Gordon Brown to the EU Parliament, or signing away our sovereign's power to that same organisation? I'll give you a clue: it's the latter, you thick, Scots cunt.
As Longrider puts it, rather succinctly...
Harris also forgets that this is not a foreign country as such (even though that is where it is based), it is the European parliament, where Hannan is an elected member representing a British constituency during a debate in which the British prime minister made a speech. Therefore, his comments were entirely appropriate. Indeed, he would have been doing his constituents a disservice had he not done so. It’s also worth making the point that Gordon Brown is not my leader, he is my servant and a piss-poor one at that. I’d like to sack him forthwith, but am unable to do so. And, let us be clear here—no one has a duty to be loyal to the prime minister and anyone openly criticising him anywhere is not a lack of patriotism. I am loyal to my country, I openly despise the prime minister and will happily make that clear wherever I happen to be. If we are to talk sedition, squandering the country’s wealth and leaving us with a mountain of debt comes somewhat higher up the tree than open criticism of the person responsible. If we are supposed to respect the office despite the incumbent, then at least let’s have an incumbent who doesn’t bring the office into disrepute.
Quite. Shut the fuck up, you clueless bastard, and bugger off back to Scotland: we are sick of you cunts taking our money for your own country, and then hanging around and telling us what to do.
Piss off, fuckface.