Such a prescient, beautiful sentiment.

Monday, 1 February 2010

What A Way To Run A Country.


Ms Short told the Andrew Marr Show: "In most of the run-up to the war Gordon and Tony were in one of their fallen-out phases and Gordon was marginalised, not included and not in the inner group. "At the point... when Blair became totally grey after he failed to get the second resolution - his face was haunted and thin - [former Deputy Prime Minister John] Prescott got Brown back together with Blair and Brown came behind Blair.
"It was sort of [an agreed strategy of] 'blame the French' and mislead people about what [French President Jacques] Chirac's position was.
"So at that point he came in behind Blair but, for most of the time, he was marginalised."
Asked whether Mr Brown had spoken against the war in cabinet meetings, Ms Short said: "No. He didn't speak at all about it until he came back in with the 'blame the French' strategy and then he did.
Lord Mandelson said "It's sometimes difficult to hairbrush Gordon Brown."
Leaked ministerial letters reveal how, as chancellor, Brown repeatedly prevented Hoon from ordering life-saving battlefield equipment for Afghanistan and Iraq. The leaked letters show Brown personally overturned earlier Treasury assurances that the Ministry of Defence would be free to spend extra cash on troop-carrying helicopters for Iraq and Afghanistan.
Sensational claims that Gordon Brown has physically attacked his staff in a series of outbursts in Downing Street - and once in America - have rocked the Government.
Well-placed sources say the Prime Minister has been accused of hitting a senior adviser, pulling a secretary out of her chair and hurling foul-mouthed abuse at aides while distraught over an alleged snub by President Barack Obama. Read more:

Just a snapshot with, no doubt more to come. This, remember is The Prime Minister Of Great Britain. Is there any possibility he could be even worse. You betcha!! Those OR bunker spoofs seem very real!


  1. They do seem very real OR. There are so many messages coming out of No 10 about military funding and the like, it's going to take some time to sort it all out.

    Much of it is money we've already been told about, not just once but three times.

    I'm becoming confused a little. Wish I was a forensic accountant.

  2. Wish I was a forensic accountant.

    Careful what you wish for, Subrosa. Those people who are and in the know have trouble sleeping!

  3. Today, yet another Labour MP standing down in Scotland - that makes 7 so far. Methinks the acrid smoke from the Labour bonfire, stoked by Brown's vanities, is stinging their nostrils and, like smelling salts, is bringing them to their senses. Perhaps "senses" is a little generous - at least they're leaving! Some were marginal or touched by the sticky fingers of expenses - good riddance.

  4. How on God's Earth are not Labour below 20%? Or are they really?

  5. "How on God's Earth are not Labour below 20%? Or are they really?" The bloated state sector, those living on benefits and the terminally stupid - that makes up 30% of the population. Add some dodgy postal votes and Labour will be home and dry come the election.

  6. We're known by the company we keep.

    Who were Thatcher's 'attack dogs'? Norman Tebbit and Bernard Ingham -both brutally direct - both patriots. Who was Blair's? Campbell. Brown's? Balls (and Campbell) - unprincipled, amoral, self-seekers both.

    Brwon is not the first to assault those who get in his way. There's a famous story about James Harold Wilson. and Richard Nixon, of course, a man to whom so many have compared Brown. Except that Nixon at least had some things to his credit.

  7. It seems the Gorgon was worried that a quick victory in Iraq would make Blair powerful enough to boot him from the Treasury.

    The Gorgon's penny-pinching made sure there would be no quick victory.

    Would he have let the soldiers die without vital equipment just to save his career? Is he that crazed?

    I'm afraid it does look that way.

  8. Would he have let the soldiers die without vital equipment just to save his career? Is he that crazed?

    Evidence is gathering that that really is so, Leg-iron.