Saturday, 25 April 2009

Says it all, really

Iain Martin at the Telegraph is reporting that Brown says the whole MPs expenses scandal is Cameron's fault. The reasoning (if you can call it that) behind this conclusion is that Cameron repeatedly raised the issue at Prime Minister's Questions.

As Martin faultessly puts it:
I love the logic. Cameron is so obviously at fault for daring to raise an issue of great public concern about the conduct of MPs and reputation of the House of Commons in, er, the House of Commons. And of course, this current phase of the expenses crisis has nothing at all to do with Jacqui Smith, porn films, barbecues and second homes.
Surely this gives us an insight into the Brown way of thinking. The ultimate Statist, he regards it as a problem not when the State does wrong, but when it is discovered that the State has done wrong. Which would explain most of his (in)action over Smeargate; with McBride gone, there is no further knowledge of what is going on. Hence the problem is solved.

There really is only one way out of this.


  1. Patently, who introduced the Freedom of Information Act? Bit of a thorn in the side that one. I am convinced something will be done about that before the issue of MP's renumeration is sorted. Brown is making the effort to be popular with everyone apart from Cameron, but it is not really working for you, is it?

  2. Err, I think it was Blair that introduced it. Not Brown ;-)

    But I have to admit, there is quite a hill of past experiences for Brown to climb before he becomes popular with me. And think K2, not the Grand Old Duke.

  3. Yes, but it was Labour.

    They have to take the rough with the smooth. Why is Brown trying to pass the buck? I concede that the Act was a good thing; we now know about MPs expenses. Brown has little to use to counter attack Cameron.

    I think Brown will leave a legacy of being the most profligate politician ever. He achieved his ambition, but at who's expense? Yours.

    No, I do not like him either.