Will Gord’s 2007 “BJ4BW” rhetoric come to haunt him?

January 30th, 2009

Brown 24.9.07: “ create British jobs for British workers”

Cast your mind back to September 24th 2007. The first Brown Bounce was at its peak. The polls being taken that week were to show double digit leads for Labour. The talk was all about an October or November general election and Gordon Brown rose to make his first speech to a Labour conference as party leader.

And what were his plans? What was his vision? Well one extract made all the running on the bulletins and in the papers. “..As we set out on the next stage of our journey, this is our vision…drawing on the talents of all to create British jobs for British workers.”

Daniel Finkelstein in the Times was the first to raise the issue of this being a BNP slogan. In his speech the following week David Cameron noted that Brown’s desire was not possible – EU prevented it.

Fast forward to today and news of the protests against foreign workers.

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