Now, in fact all this year, Gordon Brown is in a very similar position to John Major in 1996 - 97 but there is no sign of the "magnanimity and sense of public duty" shown by John Major (or for that matter Jim Callaghan in 1979).
What is clear, and what Oborne goes on to say, is that Crash Gordon is now "governing Britain purely for partisan or even personal advantage rather than in the national interest." Many have thought this for many months, because clearly, realising that the next General election is probably already lost (not a foregone conclusion but not many will be putting money on a Labour victory!) Brown is basically making sure the next Administration is deep in the brown stuff...oh I say!
Very much the opposite: it now looks very much as if he has launched what some Whitehall officials describe a 'scorched-earth policy'.
Read more from Peter Oborne. "You may be doomed, Mr Brown, but stop dragging us down too": Daily Mail
Gordon Brown's only motivation in office now seems to be to try to guarantee that Britain is ungovernable if Cameron wins power. Not only is this tactic reckless and shameful, it means that the British people will pay a devastatingly high price for the last six months of Brown's profligate government.
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