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Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Will Master Edward do a Khrushchev?

When Khrushchev denounced Stalin in the 'secret speech' at Party Congress in 1956, members of the audience were so shocked that some died of heart attacks and others later committed suicide. However, the 'Khrushchev Thaw' proved something of a misnomer; the Soviet Union remained as repressive, brutal and thuggish as ever.

Questions today are whether Master Edward will do a Khrushchev and denounce Brown's foolish delusions, self deceptions, hubris and emotional illiteracy; pundits are speculating he will deride Brown's claim to have ended boom and bust and apologise for Labour's thirteen years of misrule.

Don't get your hopes up. Labour's rehabilitation of failed leaders is a long process - witness Kinnock. When ditched as party leader he behaved in the way Lembit Opik is now, and humiliated himself doing paid-for appearances on tacky Sky daytime TV quiz shows and similar. But before long, when the scars had healed a little, he was back on the podium. And so will Brown be - so Master Edward is unlikely to mouth words that will come back to haunt him. 

Always make sure the knives are wielded by others is the first rule of politics. 


Anonymous said...

Who cares a ****, what the fourth comintern of Albanian Communist imitators do, they are history with their new nerd boy in charge.
He is no Machiavelli, he is no Tricky Dicky, he is a nobody, a face who was a faceless apparatchik made good by sucking up to his union paymasters.

A lackey and one without nous. He reminds me of Brown, all those years battling for the No. 1 and when he arrived, he didn't know what he wanted or more importantly - what to do with his new found power.
This party is a joke, however I wish Mad Hattie had stood, better had stood and won, now that would have been funny!

Guthrum said...

Bugger Been out all day and you had the same thoughts fourteen Hours ago !

Raedwald said...

Ha! Not only you - Dizzy posted something similar just 15 mts after this. Clearly great minds ....