March 28, 2009

U.K. official blasts Prime Minister Brown

Per the UK newspaper The Guardian, a YouTube clip of United Kingdom European Parliament Member Daniel Hannan, a conservative MP, has become an Internet sensation. In the clip Hannan gives a short speech to the European Parliament and U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown about the current economic crisis. Hannan is critical of current U.K. economic policies and went so far as to call Prime Minister Brown a, "Brezhnev-era apparatchik.

The speech has been viewed over 1.4 million times in four days and can be viewed on YouTube with a full transcript available here.

The Twitterverse greeted the speech positively.

  1. Steven Fowler
    steve2425 (U.K.) Watched BBC Parliament on "Gordon save the world Brown" EU speech yawn,yawn, Nigel and Daniel Hannan's speeches best bits! #UKIP
  2. iamthemuse
    iamthemuse (Location undisclosed) Feeling proud of Daniel Hannan !!!
  3. Doreen Seaton
    doreenseaton (U.K.) MEP Daniel Hannan delivers knockout blow to Gordon Brown at EU. Gordon, please say "Sorry" before you leave No.10.
  4. Jonathan Damsgaard
    Damsgaard (Location undisclosed) Daniel Hannan MEP; new Party Chairman?
  5. Harry Getliffe
    harrytheboat (Leicestershire-on-Sea, U.K.) There is a god, and his name is Daniel Hannan, good show old boy!
  6. Morgan M
    highlanderfae (Texas, USA) Wishing we had someone like Daniel Hannan (Brit politician for those of you who don't know) in Congress.

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