Media today is full of TB’s speech to the Labour Party conference. Hyped as ‘the most important speech of his career’ as Prime Minister, his every word and expression is being analysed. It appears that it’s been decided that he’s possibly on the way out. That there are large groups of voters who’ve ‘had enough’. Now Gordon is being wheeled on to provide a means to dig away at TB’s position and try to excavate some kind of chasm between them.
I suppose it’s the nature of adversarial politics to stick the knife in and there’s an inbuilt tendency in our society to whinge about politicians, ‘the government’ and the ’state of the country’. I’m out on the edge here but I can’t help thinking, ‘what’s all the fuss about?’
Any country that has shops where you choose from sixty kinds of yogurt and fifty kinds of bread as opposed to not having any bread at all. People throw away newspapers rather than never have the chance to buy them. Dogs live in more comfort than your average African child and we can afford to pay people to represent our views in a democratic forum. You can’t deny that such a country is doing OK for itself – party policies aside. Looking around the world I can think of many many leaders who are far worse than TB – I can’t think of many who are better.
Slag him if you wish – I do on a regular basis – but this is one of those times when, even with all the stuff I don’t like, I realise – it could be a whole lot worse – oh yes.