Thursday, 5 November 2009

Why Gordon Brown won't resign

There are many reasons why Gordon Brown won't resign before the General Election.

He's waited so long for the top job that now he's got it he can't bear let go so soon - and no-one in the Labour Party wants to make him.

Every player knows perfectly well that leading Labour into next year's General Election will mean presiding over a disastrous defeat - and no-one, not Mandelson, Harman, neither of the Milibands, wants that hanging round their necks.

This week we heard what the Prime Minister himself has to say on the subject.

In recent weeks more than 70,000 people signed a petition simply calling on the PM to resign. In answer, he said simply:

The Prime Minister is completely focussed on restoring the economy, getting people back to work and improving standards in public services. As the Prime Minister has consistently said, he is determined to build a stronger, fairer, better Britain for all.

Hardly a straight answer then, but I think that's a No. Simon Burgess will be pleased.

1 comment:

  1. As a recently ex-Labour voter I feel relaxed enough (no longer spitting with rage over the Iraq debacle and Surveillance State) to actually begin to warm to the man.

    He just carries on, clumsy and out of touch, a bit like the Black Knight in Monty Python ('tis only a flesh wound) or those magnificent ocean liners of yesteryear blithely sailing into ice berg filled seas.

    Will we ever get to know what his fabled visioooon ever was!

    I vote for parties that don't offend my value set. Labour have done that with Iraq and ID cards and the Tories with their childish attitude to the EU. These are known as show stoppers.

    Hence, Ben, you will get at least one vote next year guaranteed - mine.