Sunday, 22 November 2009
Make Me Foreign Minister
Gordon Brown is facing demands to make Lord Mandelson foreign secretary in a row that risks tearing apart his government.
The business secretary is secretly pressing Brown to hold a cabinet reshuffle so he can achieve his life-long ambition of running the Foreign Office. Mandelson made the request after he was snubbed for the post of European Union foreign minister at last week’s Brussels summit.
Mandelson’s reshuffle call puts the prime minister in a perilous position as he struggles to retain the support of the most powerful figures in the cabinet.
This is insane, one man's personal ambition is destroying the country. Mandelson as Foreign Secretary would mean the State would be delivered lock, stock and barrel into the hands of the EU. He is not an elected representative, he is just trying to create a legacy like his grandfather the disastrous Herbert Morrison
There is no longer any pretence that Brown is running the country, nor is there any pretence that the Rotten Parliament is nothing more than a charnel house for past personal ambition, than a representative parliament.
Colonel Pride where are you when you are needed.