The ten year apprenticeship our prudent Chancellor had at the Treasury failed to prepare him for his rise to unelected Prime Minister, (even his labour party colleagues did not have any alternative but to accept this shoe in leader) and the financial tsunami that was about to hit the world markets. Funny though his predecessor seemed to know when to jump ship rat like at the appropriate moment.
We then saw our leader either blunder through the crisis, or firefight at every turn using money he did not have, and will leave future generations to repay for the rest of most of our lifetimes to middle and far eastern banks as these countries emerge as major players on the world stage, even reaching the status of Superpower, I believe, within President Obama's first term of office.
When Brown does finally leave in the Spring he will leave a colossal mess to sort out and unlike America we do not have a PM of 'New Hope' waiting in the wings to rely on but self serving Parliamentarians, such as our non-democratic Walter Mitty character who has taken us on an excursion into an Orwellian State where the phrase 'Soviet Britain' has become part of political speak.
Actor/comedian Rick Tomlinson promoted a Socialist Labour Party at last years Local/Euro elections which in essence is a return to the Labour party most would recognise, but for me the most unforgivable aspect of this misdirected Premier is his lack of appreciation for our service personnel who fight in the world's hell holes to preserve our freedoms and democracy Gordon Brown is willing to hand to Europe in a hand basket, doubtless in the hope of becoming the next European Financial Minister or even the CEO of the IMF!
At a time we need a strong leader to take us out of this 20 year malaise of apathy in politics we have David Cameron, where are the latter day Hestletines or Tebbits to grab the nettle and put the UK back on the map as a credible enterty? As a life long Tory supporter I was dismayed at the fact we had the worst Government in living memory yet our opposition missed every opportunity to seize any ground and even when the Labour Party had lost faith in their own leader where was Cameron when he should have been calling for an early day motion of no confidence? Something most of the Labour party had lost also, and we could have had an election before any more damage was done! There was no outcry when Labour failed to put a candidate up against David Davis ( not unsurprising as we have established Brown doesn't take democracy too seriously!) So what of the future? I am sorry to report it looks like just more of the same with the Tory's windging for the first year in office that it is all Labours fault when clearly it is not, Cameron could have acted sooner.
Some of us had put a lot of faith in Nigel Farage of UKIP as a credible new leader and if his desk thumping style was anything to go by with Churchill appearing on his promotional literature we thought we had found our man. I even suggested in regular debates I had in a West Midland newspaper that if UKIP put out their leaders You Tube performances out as Party Political Broadcasts, I felt most of the weary British electorate would vote for them and a ground swell of opinion in a national newspaper I contribute to also shows many were up for UKIP, but worryingly many were up for the BNP too, so could tactical protest voting end up giving us a hung parliament? Time will tell!
Meanwhile the erstwhile Mr. Farage has vanished into the wilds of Buckinghamshire in the hope of knocking our newly elected speaker off his seat, which I find a strange tactic as the current incumbent of the constituency he shared in Kent, one Ann Widdecombe is due to retire at the next election and surely this would have be an easy transition to him, and with all due respect to the subsequent candidate even if she is a Family Law solicitor!The cynic in me has raised it's head once more and I believe the prospect of UKIP ending up as a major force in the UK Parliament especially at the loss of all those expenses which make the recent M.P's scandal look like pocket change, is too true of our politics of the day, so we have an Anti-European Party happy to travel to Brussels each week on a very lucrative gravy train!(Click on title to see Farage lambaste Brown in Europe, though his Sarkosy performance is my favourite!)