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Brown is quickly becoming a joke, as is Labour in general.  With all of the anti-terrorism nonsense, along with the reckless spending on Brown's part, it's just absurd.  Labour's idea of liberalization is talking the free-market talk while doing nothing to help produce a healthy economy.  Where is the "Iron Chancellor" I used to hear so much about?  Brown came to office and ran budget surpluses, initially, and he rightly handed control over rates to the BoE.  I was with him for a while on the deficit spending and higher rates, as a means to attacking the housing bubble, but I think he's crossed the line at which smart spending and not-so-much spending are separated, and he needs to get the God-damned budget back into balance so that the BoE won't need to juggle so many inflationary forces.

When Brown gets his shit together, he can start lecturing Europe.  He talks all day about private investment, but last I checked Britain wasn't looking so well in that area.  Productivity has plunged.  Brown is only able to meet his own "Golden Rule" by moving the goalposts.  Enough, already.  I've really had enough of he and Bush's Poodle.  They're just morons.  I hope Britons vote for the Lib-Dems in '09 or '10, even if it means handing power to the Tories for a couple of years.  At least Labour might learn a lesson.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Mon Apr 10th, 2006 at 11:58:21 AM EST

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