Hazel Blears says the government is not getting its message across.
On the contrary, Hazel.
The last few weeks have been brilliant for letting the public see the true face of Brown’s regime.
The message of authoritarian control, stifling of freedom, class war, attacks upon success, feather bedding the public sector elite and the air of unreality about government borrowings and costs have all come across so well.The nasty politics, making public policy a trap for the Tories each time has proved instead to be a boomerang. Now we have a civil war between Labour MPs and Ministers as well.
Please keep up the good work. Let’s have more calls for loyalty – a sign of a weak regime. And let’s have more personal agendas, so we can see what they really think around the Cabinet table.
It’s not the dividisions that will bring them down – they are quite healthy in the circumstances. Divided parties do get elected, as Margaret Thatcher’s Tories and Blair’s New Labour showed. After all for 10 years we had the Chancellor running an anti government against Blair. It’s the dreadful economic results, and the oppression of our freedoms that will bring them down. It’s the attack on enterprise, the trashing of great institutions, the detention without trial, the decision on the Gurkhas, the incompetence of the Home Office and above all the lurch towards national bankruptcy.