Monday, 11 January 2010
So it seems as if he is both mad and bad!
Many of us have speculated for a while whether Gordon Brown is mad or bad, however, reading extracts from a new book by Peter Watt, Labour's former general secretary, it seems he is both.
Just looking at the man gives the impression of one of the darker characters from a Dickens' novel - unsmiling there is only a suspicion, but smiling - there is no doubt of the malevolence which lurks within. How, we might ask, did an individual so unsuited to become Prime Minister manage to achieve the highest office in the land - without being rumbled?
Modern politics, as the 'expense scandal' demonstrated, is filled with self-serving career politicians - also places immense power into the hands of party leaders, so a sufficiently determined individual of intelligence is able to rise within the party if they combine ruthlessness with cunning. Constituents have little choice as to who will represent them - if they loyally support one of the main parties - their only option is to vote for the candidate selected by the party machines.
Quite why Brown chose politics as a career is unclear for, throughout the ratifying of the Lisbon Treaty - which has removed the peoples right to democracy and self-determination - and on other issues, he has demonstrated that he has no belief in 'the will of the people'. Perhaps his preparedness to enact unpopular laws and his distain for democracy stems from his childhood where his father, a minister of the Church of Scotland, would have been used to a significant degree of autocracy - for, although the monarch's accession oath includes a promise to 'defend the security' of this church, they have no influence upon it as they do the 'state church' - the Church of England and therein may lie the answer.
It is indeed unlikely that Brown would have ever won a General Election for it is at this stage the voters do exercise their right to choose, perhaps this right only extends to choose the least unpalatable of the two primary contenders, but the opposition would have to be a manifestation of the devil incarnate for Brown to be selected. Brown, of course, has never won an election to become Prime Minister gaining the post on, Blair - The Great Deceiver's resignation in yet another corruption of the democratic process, which this seedy and corrupt political class will not shrink from corrupting further if it suits their ends.
Thankfully, we do not need a revolution to be rid of them - whilst the election process remains in place - this can be achieved peacefully through the ballot box. However, for this to take place, a political party has to emerge whose leader genuinely wishes to return democratic rights to the people and who can resist the temptation to hoard these powers for themselves and become just another dictator of this, once great, nation.
Unfortunately, it seems, that no such person exist!