Abdullah and Gordon Brown have nothing much in common except that they are set to be kicked out of their office after disastrous defeats. For both men ‘resignation’ is probably in one of the word they fear most these days.
Abdullah recently forced to announce his transition of power after disasterous August election. He promised to hand over power in middle of 2010 to Najib. But Brown have not been afforded the same treatment that Abdullah get from his cabine.
The British Prime Minister has been given warning to shape in two months or ship out. It’ such a short notice in our standar but not in Britain.
Discussions are underway at cabinet level on whether to seek an orderly resignation by Gordon Brown as prime minister, in the wake of the disastrous Labour defeat at the hands of a resurgent SNP in the Glasgow East byelection.
Talks between cabinet ministers took place on the phone yesterday to coordinate a response to the defeat, with renewed pressure being placed on the chief whip, Geoff Hoon, and the justice secretary, Jack Straw, to urge Brown to stand aside. One source said: “The onus is now on Brown to prove that he should stay.”
Insiders suggest Brown has until the autumn to prove to a sceptical party he has a strategy to fight the next election that will not leave Labour out of power for a generation.
But concerns are expressed at senior cabinet level at failings of the Downing St machine, possible divisions within No 10, and an anxiety the party has been neglected, with some calling for a full-time chairman to restore morale.