Hi peeps, not been blogging much the last few days as it's been the silly season and aside from the Linda Evans/Joan Collins bitch-fight that has been Harriet v Mandy nothing much has been happening in the world of uk politics. So I've had time to ponder and my mind drifted back to the 2007 conference season (Aided by some excellent Mike Smithson articles over on ) and the start of the red demise.
The reason was simple....Brown's lies. Until that period in time the media was happy to play along and the bullshit was delivered peicemeal to the public. But in that short period of time everything began to unravel. There was the ongoing fallout from the 10p tax debacle, the 'pulling 1000 troops out of afghanistan, etc. The more he said, the less people believed and it all came to a head with the general election that never was. After that lamentable interview where he denied bottling out there had been a fundemental shift in the UK. The public saw him for what he was...and they could never trust him again. Every week at PMQ's, his obfuscating and attacks on the opposition were seen for what they were, an attempt to hide the truth. When smeargate broke he denied all knowledge, even though it was well known that Brown had always had his people on these sort of operations for nearly two decades. When it came to the expenses scandal he tried pulling the wool over everybodies eyes and even play party politics in a crass manner. But there's no-one left who believes him (Even Ed Balls is probalby working on how to position himself in a post Brown era after not getting the chancellor's spot, which again Brown has denied planning even though it is common knowledge). He hasn't been straight with his cabinet colleagues, he hasn't been straight with his party. He most definitely has not been straight with parliament and worst of all, he has not been straight with the british public. So I ask this now, as your political career is in it's dying embers, 'Why can't you be straight with us, Gordon?'