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the biggest mistake was his hesitation in (and ultimate failure to) calling a snap election in the autumn of 2007.

what difference would it have made? it wouldn't have hammered the tories that much, and apart from a feelgood factor, pretty easily seen through by anyone with a clue, what would it have done to protect the UK from the rot in the financial system, or the worldwide credit crunch, or the placing too many eggs in the City's basket?

brown is perfect as hapless captain of a sinking ship.

all that's missing is a bottle of tanquerai.

if i see him saying one more time in the fruity voice how the banking system need to be more ethical, i'm going to scream!

duh, what was it all those years when you were chancellor of the exchequer? dumb, blind, crooked or incompetent? we get to choose...

course, when fury at tony had reached boiling point, he played the role of unflash harry, the calm, reasonable, wise one, uncle gordo, not too bright, but basically trustworthy, who was going to set us to rights.

can you laugh and hurl at the same time?

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sat Jun 6th, 2009 at 08:24:01 PM EST
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