Same old same old Central Statist
Brown's statement yesterday did nothing but confirm his complete intellectual divorce from the true reasons for Britain's democratic malaise. Here is a man still utterly committed to central State control, still completely dedicated to Whitehall's diktat over the minutiae of every individual's life.
The minor changes to the Royal prerogative are piffling. The idea that weekend voting will 'reconnect' the British people with politics is risible. His refusal to address the anger of English voters over the Scottish democratic anomaly is blind foolishness.
Cameron's response - “The country is too centralised, Parliament is too weak, ministers don’t get straight answers and people feel shut out of decision-making.” - has the nub of it. He might have added that one of the reasons why 16m voters choose not to vote in general elections is that they are sick of the central power of the three main parties.
Brown's purblind Presbyterian puritanism, his refusal to cede power to local institutions, his obsession with State control and his bankrupt ideological agenda make him a dangerous enemy to our democratic health and our national well-being. Treat him as such.