Thursday, 12 February 2009
Sorry My Son It is all too late for me to help you
So its has come to this Brown is off to see the Pope.
Is it for forgiveness?, confession? or an appeal for divine intervention from God's Rep on earth.
Mr Brown has a close relationship with Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, the senior Roman Catholic priest in England and Wales. Over Christmas last year he defended Mr Brown from criticism by Anglican bishops who had accused Labour of being "morally corrupt" and "beguiled by money".
One Nil to the CofE there I think !
Iain Martin in the Telegraph is positing that Labour is all washed up
But now the Brownite bubble has burst. What looms is not just defeat, but the death of everything on which the Labour party has based its assumptions and policies for more than a decade. Will there be much left for its next leader to inherit?
Please God let this be so
a large field of leadership contenders has emerged. At the head of the queue, in her own imagination at least, is Harriet Harman. The conventional thinking holds that there is no way she could win – but that is precisely what was said before she defeated Alan Johnson and others in the deputy leadership race. She is organising like mad.........
I pray also that this is so, as it will ensure Labour will be cast into the outer darkness for two generations.... she will advocate an apartheid between the sexes that very few could stomach
Why did New Labour confuse corporate recklessness with healthy, free market innovation? Why did the country have to pay for Tony Blair to go on the most expensive intellectual education in British history? Only so that he could grasp too late that a monopolistic state is more inefficient in the face of technological advance than it has ever been. The party understood how to win, but not how to govern.
All that will have to wait for Labour's period in exile, I suspect. Today, the impression is of an exhausted party that has given up, whose senior figures are physically and intellectually spent. Many of the Cabinet have disappeared, declining to go on television programmes such as the BBC's Question Time because the public mood against the Government is so ugly.
Some of you will be awaiting the second coming of David Cameron, seeing that as a 'team win', but this man has publically stated he is no Libertarian, QED he is an authoritarian, I see no other policy with Cameron other than' vote for me'. There will be no rolling back of the State, no bonfires of Quangos, no constitutional reform, no English Parliament. Just the same large State, with heavy taxes under different management and the same venal corrupton.
As a Libertarian I am resigned to the fact that we are about to have the return of another Major Government slicked up as the Cameron Government. Just another load of free loaders wanting their turn at the trough. However the election after that will be the election fought on the ground of all of the small parties choosing.
One of root and branch Constitutional Reform and effective control of the burgeoning Police State.
However lets get to the point of Brown throwing the towel in first.
In a parody of the Labour anthem of 1997, things can only get worse.
Brown delays the Budget to buy more time
Jackboot Jacqui to get the order of the boot ?