Monday, June 23, 2008

So Its all Mrs T's fault

Gordon Brown really is the pits. Having become the most unpopular Prime Minister of modern times, and leading one of the most unpopular Government of modern times, he has spent today trying to pile blame for Labour's failings on Mrs Thatcher. Today's particular issue is social mobility. Our 'moral compass' Prime Minister, who only last year was trying to rub up against Mrs T, in an attempt to benefit from her growing fan club, is now trying to blame her for his own failure to meet child poverty targets. But the evidence suggests that the positions has actually deteriorated under Labour. I suppose we could call this a diversionary tactic if there was the slightest chance that anyone will give his 'spin' any credibility whatsoever.

After 11 years of Labour Government in which Gordon Brown has controlled the public finances, British people born poor stay poor. Even in the area where his rhetoric is strongest, the Prime Minister's performance is failure. And what is he proposing to reverse this. Some quite small scale pilot projects, the one being given prominence by the BBC being to give public money to families who join schemes which include health checks and nutritional advice to improve social development. I'm not going to disagree with this until I see what evidence the proposal is based on - but it does smack of Gordon Brown's belief that just throwing public money at every problem is the answer. But by trying to throw all the blame on a woman, who was ten times the man he is, Gordon Brown has diminished himself in the eyes of the British people today.

4 comments:

Dr. Christopher Wood said...

Glyn> well put.

Purely as an aside, Gordon Brown could no more step up to the plate than a budgie could take on King Kong. The man has less gut than a fried maggot. More fluff than a pillow, the flare of a mollusk, and the gumption of an open air sewer, and if that wasn't enough, the man has less spitting power than a worm, less gripping power than a clapped out Morris Minor, and the popularity of a flaming piece of "Greek cheese" inside a petrol station's pump room. Did I forget to mention that he has the cutting power of a beakless woodpecker, the drive of cold soup, the stature of a hairless nipple on the end of a disease mollusk’s lip, the credibility of a hairy spider and the gullibility of a large spot found on the end of a real spotty dick, the firepower of a dripping tap, the silliness of a mad dog out in the midday sun, the humour of a plucked chicken, the spelling power of a giraffe, the math ability of a drunken sailor; in short, in the words of the Cat character in Red Dwarf, Gordon Brown could bore for his country. This man could not boil an egg if it hit him in the face. Could no more sow an apple on the face of Boe (of Dr. Who fame). This man, this spot on the anus of humanity (sorry, a line from BBC’s Red Dwarf), this this ... we interrupt this political broadcast on the part of the Young Conservatives to bring you … Monty Python's Flying Circus.

PS Gordon Brown is always in David Cameron’s prayers. Much like the previous leader of the Lib-Dem “party” was; did I mention that Gordon Brown makes Tony Blare look so terribly very good, “From where we are standing Tony Blair is a hero to have kept Gordon Brown out of #10 for so long.” Who said that?

The Wilted Rose said...

Brown wouldn't know his arsct from his elbow :-)

Patriot said...

And what are the Tory plans to alleviate child poverty? Usually the failed 'trickle down' policies of the American Republican Party or a return to 19th century ideas of volunteering and generous benefactors. Plus Glyn never took you for a Thatcherite. Not too many Welsh people in Montgomery will be attracted by that. Well not unless they are too young to remember or have amnesia...

Glyn Davies said...

patriot - Actually, I'm not sure what a 'Thatcherite' is. I did think that Mrs Thatcher did a wonderful job throughout the early and mid 80s, by leading a Government committed to living within its means. I suppose Ken Clark took a 'Thatcherite' approach during his impressive stint as Chancellor, and no-one ever calls him a 'Thatcherite'. I do think that the State can rarely resolve any fundamental challenge without involving the private sector - and I've said this so often that the voters of Montgomeryshire will know.