Thursday, 19 November 2009

A liar's programme

Had Gordon Brown called an election after sneaking into the Labour leadership, and had his first Queen's speech been that delivered yesterday, we would now be facing a further eight years of Labour government. As it is, the British public has become so inured to Brown the coward and Brown the liar that those bold promises will bounce off the sceptical carapace of public opinion. It was all too late.

Mandelson's Brown's Queen's speech was the last desperate fling of a doomed government. It was Brown's Ardennes Offensive, with all his remaining Panzers and all his remaining fuel flung into one last-ditch offensive to break Cameron's advance. The counter attack came almost immediately, with Sir Christopher Kelly launching a devastating and unexpected attack on Brown's exposed flank that left Labour stumbling for more lies and excuses. In today's news it has already been supplanted by a blown-down tree in Cumbia.

For hundreds of MPs this will have been their last State Opening; this Rotten Parliament already consigned to the obloquy of history. Next Autumn, next State Opening, offers the chance for a new age for Parliament - if Cameron finds qualities in himself that have not so far been apparent.


talwin said...

"Brown's Ardennes Offensive"; a pretty fair metaphor, particularly when you consider that the original was, likewise, the last gasp of another deluded nutter, and that none of the objectives set were realised by the action. Sadly, that fact didn't also prevent it from being a deadly (sic) shit-heap for the poor sods on the ground remote from the fuhrerbunker.

Weekend Yachtsman said...

I don't think a Tory victory is by any means a foregone conclusion.

Their lead would be far bigger than it is, if they were heading for a good win.

A few months of carefully-engineered good economic news, a few more stumbles by Cameron, a few more Tory scandals, and we could be looking at five more years of Broon.

I would hold the champagne if I were you.

john miller said...

In other news, Gordon Brown has promised for every person who votes Labour;

a new car

a nice big LCD TV

a holiday in on the Costa del Sol

and free shopping at Tesco for a year.

Oh and Weekend Yachtsman, if only there were some way Cameron could lose. Another term of Brown would result in the extinction of the Labour Party. Unfortunately, England would rate somewhere between Nigeria and Zimbabwe in the world's develpoed nations.

Bill Quango MP said...

Timing is about right too. On a WW2 timescale the Tories should be shaking hands with the Lib Dems in Westminster in about 6 months time.

Brown is still bound to have a few 'V' weapon tactics left. Plus the Nero order.

All military transport and communication facilities, industrial establishments and supply depots, as well as anything else of value within Reich territory, which could in any way be used by the enemy immediately or within the foreseeable future for the prosecution of the war, will be destroyed.

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Scrobs... said...

Just for the record, I had an important meeting in Westmister yesterday (not with the expenses mob, a lawyer - who actually knew what he was talking about).

Thinking I needed the exercise, and seeing no transport on the boards, I decided to walk.

Total nightmare for those of us trying to earn a crust for the family and the taxman...

Whitehall was an absolute no-go area! No transport, road closure, no cabs, no buses, utter disgrace.

It took me about three quarters of an hour to get to my appointment and wasted far too much of my time!

All this to let a few people listen to an empty pot of the 'adminstration's' (they don't 'govern' any more) weakest 'promises' to do absolutely bugger all. They've got just a few days left.

Priorities gone south again this time.