Monday, 8 June 2009

Labour's 15.3% means election now

The electorate has spoken. Labour's abysmal showing at the euro polls is the voters' damning verdict on Gordon Brown's Labour government. Brown now has not the slightest moral right to continue in government without an election.

Gordon may just imagine that he's 'sticking with the people at their time of need' but the people want to make their own choice about who sticks with them. And it's not Gordon. Gordon may imagine that it's Labour's 'duty to ensure that people act fairly and responsibly' but the British people are quite aware of their own duties and need no lessons from Gordon. Gordon may imagine that 15.3% of votes is a 'test of our character, a test of the government and a test of our beliefs' but 15.3% means Labour have failed the test, and it's time to leave the exam room and think about a career in Macdonalds.

Above all the arrogance of Brown's deluded self-deceit that he can govern the nation in spite of the wishes of the British public, against their clear message of 'GO!', brings us into dangerous constitutional waters. Will it take three millions of voters tearing the gates from Downing Street before a helicopter carries him to exile and political death?

I appeal to all Labour party members to act to prevent a crisis that will damage our nation forever. Gordon must go. Now.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Above all the arrogance of Brown's deluded self-deceit that he can govern the nation in spite of the wishes of the British public,

I'd merely observe that this is the core of all left-wing political theory, isn't it? Whether you call it Marxism, Socialism or Social Democracy, the core precept is that left-wing theory contains the entire sum of what ordinary people want and need. It's an historical and evolutionary imperative, after all, that we will evolve to create the perfect society - which will be a Marxist-Communist society.

Similarly, it's an item of faith that the left is the party of the masses, the party of the workers (and there's a reason why Labour is called "Labour" despite most working people voting against them throughout their history). If, at any stage, the left finds itself fighting against the will of a majority of people, they explain it by saying "Ah, but these people are deluded. They don't understand that we are the party that's best for them." The left is the party of the masses even when they're a minority party with only fringe support (and that's the reason why Bolsheviks - "Majority Men" - insisted on that name despite being a minority: if you're on the left, you are the masses, even if the masses are in uproar against you.

When you put Broon's behaviour against a traditional left-wing background, it doesn't look so very inexplicable. When you factor in that Broon is functionally autistic and, therefore, pretty much incapable of reacting to changing circumstances, you have very nearly the perfect storm: a leader who is literally incapable of understanding why he should change course and who follows an ideology that denies the possibility that there could ever be a need to change course.

Long story short: Gordon Brown knows better than you, Gordon Brown knows better than everyone, and Gordon Brown has Karl Marx on his side.

Rush-is-Right said...

"Gordon may just imagine that he's 'sticking with the people at their time of need' "

I think it would be better to say that Gordon is sticking to the people, just like a piece of chewing gum stuck on one's shoe. Or a leech on one's skin. A parasite. A mendicant. A millstone.