After yesterday’s ‘damp squib’ political excitement, I’m guessing that we’ve got Tony Blair until after his 10th anniversary unless Gordon can find a way of removing him before the local elections next year.
Although the Chancellor has still to go through the formality of an election rather than a coup d’etat I’m not convinced that Prime Minister Brown will be a good thing for either me or the people of Thanet. A move to the left and more taxation seems as inevitable under Gordon as a move to the right would have been under Maggie Thatcher.
The Guardian newspaper writes this morning: "Having fantasised about his very own administration for decades, Brown will not risk having the limo for only three weeks, becoming the Lady Jane Grey of Westminster. But the prudent move may turn out to be the risky one. Every unelected day he serves in No 10 may encourage the perception of a believer in the hereditary principle. Tony Blair, whatever else might be said about him, only ever took power through the ballot-box."
So, Gordon, who is about to deliver a lecture on “Britishness” today will most likely inject a Scottish Parliamentary feel to No10, given his close supporters, like Dougie Alexander but do you think that the arrival of Prime Minister Brown is inevitable and will Tony have the last laugh, leaving Gordon with a shrinking economy with growing debt and unemployment to deal with, a ticking time-bomb that looks to go off, well after ten years?
What’s good about Gordon? Let us know.