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BROWN MUST GO

PUBLISHED: 18:28 30 July 2008 | UPDATED: 15:45 16 August 2010

Go: Gordon Brown

Go: Gordon Brown

A MAJOR poll by your Times shows Gordon Brown has plummeted in popularity, with the majority of people calling for him to leave office. A whopping 52 per cent in a survey of Bromley residents want the Prime Minister out, citing overspending and a flo

A MAJOR poll by your Times shows Gordon Brown has plummeted in popularity, with the majority of people calling for him to leave office.

A whopping 52 per cent in a survey of Bromley residents want the Prime Minister out, citing 'overspending' and a 'floundering' personality as reasons why he should pack his bags.

Only 23 per cent of the 106 people polled want Brown to stay while 12 per cent don't care whether he goes or not.

Some 10 per cent think he should be given more time to show what he can do and an alarming two per cent of people have no idea who he is.

The economic crisis was the top concern for people, who while accepting it is a world-wide problem, think Labour have made things worse.

Shop worker Jane Malton, 48, of St Paul's Cray, said: "It's very worrying how we seem to be heading for recession. Everyday things seem to get more and more expensive.

"I'm not sure if we can blame one man for that but he was in charge of the treasury for years before he was Prime Minister."

Solicitor Joy Taylor, 59, from Chislehurst, said: "We are borrowing from everybody and at some point that will have to be repaid.

"If you look at other countries which have gone bankrupt like Zimbabwe the problem is borrowing too much. All Gordon Brown's

policies involve borrowing, overspending or even taking."

Other people thought Brown was wrong to back down from calling a general election, calling his actions 'cowardly'.

Teacher Perry Oswald, 32, of Crofton Lane, Petts Wood, said: "He seemed to bottle out of calling a general election which isn't right. It was cowardly and defeats democracy. I can't say whether he will win the election when it comes to it but I can say I don't want him to."

Brown has faced an onslaught of calls to step down from the premiership, from both MPs within his party and the opposition as well as

political commentators.

On Monday, Labour MP for Pendle, Gordon Prentice rallied for Brown's resignation, calling the government a 'bit rusty'.

Another blow to dog Brown's leadership was Labour's defeat in the Glasgow East by-election last Friday after Scottish Nationalist Party candidate John Mason triumphed over Labour's Margaret Curran.


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