Funny … unless your name happens to be Gordon
I have just seen this article by by Jeff Randall in the on-line Daily Torygraph:
Labour [UK’s governing party] is now so far behind in the ratings, the Tories will soon be hiring telescopes to locate the enemy. A Mori poll puts the Conservative Party on 52 per cent and Labour on 24 per cent. Mr Brown is testing support levels last seen in the days of Michael Foot; quite an achievement. Much more of this and it will not be just the BNP that’s overtaking Labour in by-elections. Bananaman, who ran them close in the Henley poll, must fancy his chances at the next one.
The article goes on to say:
I suggested that by claiming to have abolished booms and busts, Mr Brown had enticed many people to borrow more heavily than was prudent in a house-market bubble. Reassured by the then chancellor that the good times would never end (if you think I’m exaggerating, I recommend you read his hyperbolic Budget statement of March 21 2007), ambitious home-seekers plunged in up to their ears. Now, with unemployment rising, house prices collapsing and bankruptcies at record levels, gullible punters face ruin.
Mr Brown began: “The last time we had a world downturn, interest rates were 15 per cent, in fact they went up to 18 per cent… The last time we entered a world downturn in the early 1990s…” Oh, for goodness sake. If the best that the Prime Minister can do, after 11 years in power, is to invoke the failures of an administration that’s part of ancient history, is it any wonder that voters are looking around for a fresh source of answers to problems?
What more is there to say?