Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Post Office is the Gurkhas all over again

The British public are not overly sophisticated in drawing policy comparisons. Thus they couldn't see why the government wouldn't let in a few tens of thousands of Gurkhas, whom they liked, when it had opened the door to a million alien spongers, whom they didn't.

And so they will ask why Brown can't lend a few billion to the Post Office, which they like, when he's ready to hand over several hundred billions to the banks, which they don't.

I reckon Brown's intransigence will lose him a another couple of percentage points in the next poll.

There's just no telling some people. Sigh.

2 comments:

Bill Quango MP said...

Yes. Its going to be the double for Brown.
Both wrong and unpopular. Not even 10% of the questions that have been raised so far have been answered re privatisation.
It looks like being a huge Rail privatisation cock-up all over again. The wrong policy, implemented in the wrong way, for the wrong reasons, at the wrong time, at the wrong pace, without adequate thoughts of what to do with all the left over bits and how to make them interact fairly, regionally, socially, responsibly and profitably.

I'm only surprised Branson has made a bid.

William Gruff said...

Earth scorching,Bill, nothing more and nothing less.