'Fantasy Chancellor II… now it's political' poll discussion

Poll started 30 Dec 2008:

Fantasy Chancellor II… now it's political

Last week it was the turn of a range of celebrities, and it was hard-fought between the Dragons (see result).

This week, which current sitting member of parliament, irrelevant of political party, do you think would make the best Chancellor?

A. Gordon Brown - 21% (825 votes)
B. Vince Cable - 34% (1327 votes)
C. David Cameron - 5% (201 votes)
D. Kenneth Clarke - 18% (698 votes)
E. Nick Clegg - 2% (61 votes)
F. Alastair Darling - 2% (93 votes)
G. Ieuan Wyn Jones - 1% (27 votes)
H. Peter Mandelson - 2% (79 votes)
I. Lembit Opik - 2% (88 votes)
J. George Osborne - 6% (215 votes)
K. Alex Salmond - 3% (126 votes)
L. Another MP - 3% (126 votes)

Voting has now ended, but you can still click 'post reply' to discuss below. Thanks :)
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  • Brown winning this poll!!!---it's thanks to him that the country is in the mess that it's in....but i suppose if we give him another 10 years off messing the economy up then we could look back on this time and believe that he was successful!!!---how worrying
  • benoodbenood Forumite
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    Why no John Redwood in the main list? More plausible than Mandy or Opik IMO.
  • I'd go for Bob Spinks as he is independent
    Gordon Brown ate my hamster
  • MSE_MartinMSE_Martin MoneySaving Expert
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    djbd1973 wrote: »
    I'd go for Bob Spinks as he is independent

    I think Bob Spinks is UKIP these days - not independent.

    As for why no "John Redwood" for balance I picked the party leader, chancellor (or shadow) and one other from each of the three big parties. The other option was to allow people to select their own.

    Fascinating to see that Vince Cable is in the lead... while his reputation is strong, I wondered if he was well known enough - seems he is.

    Martin
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  • Enterprise_1701CEnterprise_1701C Forumite
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    Ann Widdecombe - straight to the point and no arguments. In fact I think I would prefer her as PM but chancellor would be good.
    What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare
  • I'd like to see someone sensible, not another young man that looks too smug by half [Osbourne, Cameron-no thanks!]
    Ken Clarke would make an interesting p.m., Cable as Chancellor, Davis as Home Secretary, Frank Field for Social Security. I won't go on.
  • djbd1973djbd1973 Forumite
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    MSE_Martin wrote: »
    I think Bob Spinks is UKIP these days - not independent.

    Martin

    Hi Martin and happy New Year to you. Here is a quote from Bob Spink -

    "I am a member of UKIP and an enthusiastic supporter of Britain ’s independence, but I am now an Independent MP not a Tory or UKIP MP."

    That's why he would get my vote as I personally do not agree with MPs being whipped into a decision and which is why I would have him as chancellor outside of a non MP of course!
    Gordon Brown ate my hamster
  • djbd1973 wrote: »
    That's why he would get my vote as I personally do not agree with MPs being whipped into a decision and which is why I would have him as chancellor outside of a non MP of course!


    I must strongly disagree with you! there are many MPs that I can think of that need to be whipped to make a decision.
  • Gordon Brown winning !!! Has everyone forgotten he was the one that got us into this mess in the first place, He sold off our gold at rock bottom prices, he raided our pensions, he has bombarded us with stealth taxes, he did nothing to stop excessive borrowing, in fact he is still at it, need i go on ? He didnt even have the guts to become an elected Prime Minister, by going to the country. There is only one person for the last 10 years that has talked any sense, but he has been ignored.... Vince Cable. People have short memories or are guillable, and no I do not vote Lib Dem.
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