Thursday, Dec 14, 2006

Why I've lost my faith in Gordon Brown

The Times: Why I've lost my faith in Gordon Brown

The past seven days have been a watershed week in British politics. Gordon Brown may not yet have become prime minister, but already his prospective government appears to be foundering.

Writing this sentence causes me considerable embarrassment and regret. Embarrassment because I have mostly backed the Chancellors side in the endless Blair-Brown feuds and have consistently dismissed any prospect of a serious challenge to the Brown succession. Regret, because I have always believed that Mr Brown could potentially make an excellent prime minister and that he would certainly avoid the most egregious policy errors higher taxes, increased regulation, kow-towing to trade unions predicted by his detractors.

Posted by jason @ 07:50 AM (527 views)
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1. cyril said...

Jason - this article is not really about HPC, although I agree that crash Gordon would make a useless prime minister.
He is a useless chancellor too and seems to go on endlessly about his only ever achievement which was to create an 'independent' bank of England. Whether this has actually achieved anything remains to be seen - are they controlling inflation of just reacting to it (or neither)?

Thursday, December 14, 2006 11:10AM Report Comment
 

2. denzil said...

Ahh anti-Gordon reports, I love em!

Cyril you are right about him going on about the "independant BoE" but really who is he trying to kid. Like his ever-flexible Golden rule, claiming fame for passing responsibility to somebody (BoE) else can hardly be a claim to fame. How he remained with any credibility after changing the period his Golden Rule was measured is remarkable.

And he keeps banging on about his "miracle economy". The largest proportion of the growth of his miracle economy between 2000-2004 was attributed to the consumer at a whopping 80%. Now if you factor in massive levels of immigration which aids growth what would our true growth figure be?!? The problem is that the Nu Labour spin machine is so sophisticated that most journo's simply report verbatim government press releases.

If there is any risk to him not hitting growth targets expect restriction on new EU member migration to be lifted completely.

Thursday, December 14, 2006 12:12PM Report Comment
 

3. paul said...

In other words, this lady has changed her mind to fall in line with everyone else's opinion.

Well done love. Good that you've realized everyone else is talking sense. Why do you try to get your colleague David Smith to listen for once too?

Thursday, December 14, 2006 12:15PM Report Comment
 

4. bidin'matime said...

Paul - I think she's a he - see http://www.londonspeakerbureau.co.uk/speakers/viewSpeaker.aspx?speakerid=143

Thursday, December 14, 2006 01:23PM Report Comment
 

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