The men bottled the task of removing Gordon Brown, led from behind by David Miliband’s “friends”. Now we hear the women are going to have a go, with the unusual approach of asking Labour MPs to decline to nominate Gordon Brown, leaving the forms blank as they do not know who could do it better!
From the Conservative point of view we are happy to keep Gordon. He’s done wonders for our ratings. As someone who wants my country to be better run, and wants to offer some hope to people that things might get better, I want a General Election.
There is no Labour MP offering to keep their promise of a referendum on Lisbon, to spare us that nightmare. There is no Labour MP with an alternative economic strategy to beat the UK version of the Credit Crunch. No Labour MP warned in the summer of 2007 that the authorities were driving some UK banks into illiquidity. No Labour MP called for action to tackle the mushrooming public deficit, and to link that to lower interest rates. No Labour Minsiter has been able to get some power stations, roads, reservoirs and flood defences under construction on the scale needed,using private money. In other words, none of them understand the size of the problems or have an answer to the dfficulties we face.
Unhappy country. Unhappy Labour party. It is a true tragedy, with no obvious way out. It looks as if we are in for months of rows and wrong decisions, months of failure to take action to tackle the many outstanding problems.