Certainly he is right about the great Margaret and of course he is right about delusional Brown; he could even be right about the big transition but one thing is for sure: this week he has been playing both right and left!
"I recognise now something I did not at the time: that [Margaret Thatcher's] victory over a vested interest, the trade unions, was immensely significant. I don’t want to be churlish: that was an immensely important visceral battle for how Britain is governed."
"What I find so striking is that the spirit — dare I say it — of the battle against the dominance of one vested interest, the trade unions, is exactly the same spirit we need now."
"David Cameron and George Osborne are stoking up fears in the markets, actively trying to destabilise the pound and reduce the Government's ability to borrow... "It's like a protection racket: vote for us or our friends in the City will lay waste to your economy, your savings and your job."
"There is nothing positive in the Conservatives' election strategy..."It's a strategy that is completely negative and without hope, and it's becoming increasingly obvious that people aren't going to fall for it."
"I mean this is a man who seems to repel most people who worked closest with him in his own party. I know Gordon has persuaded himself that this recession has nothing to do with him. It is the biggest sleight of hand in modern British politics. Talk about living in denial. It's almost delusional."
"Am I going to soften my language and views that Gordon Brown is personally responsible for a lot of the economical anxiety and heartache in this country? No."
"This election is part of a big transition from rigid 20th century duopoly, to something different. We don't know what that is, but it's already different, that's the point."
Friday, March 12, 2010
Other opposition on offensive...
What a week Nick Clegg is having...as Blairesque as you can be at being all things to all men. Cometh the hour cometh the best chance the Lib Dems ever had?...what, again?
Posted by Span Ows at 9:58 pm