He wrecked it, so he'll fix it
That was the essence of Gordon's speech to conference today down in Sunny Brighton, the last before a general election in 2010, in his at times cringe worthy rally war cry to the Party faithful. He promised, promised, and promised some more. But as with all speeches the devil will be in the detail. He promised he would secure a climate deal in Copenhagen. He promised fairness, he promised higher taxes, he promised things would change. He promised, promised, and promised some more.
Probably the most cringe worthy bit of the speech was at the beginning when he tried to wow members of his own cabinet. He paid tribute to Harman et al by saying that her equality bill would change lots of people's lives, he joked of Darling that he was probably one of the best Chancellor's Labour had ever had, but then further joked, "but you know what the press would say, "Brown snubs Brown."
He promised he would seek a cleaner more transparent politics. MPs that misbehave would be re-called. He promised that 16-year-old teenagers who get pregnant would not be given the keys to a buckshee council flat, but would go into shared homes, (incidentally, those from wealthy families will be paying for it, that's those whose teenagers don't always burden the state with extra mouths to feed) so that they can learn the value of bringing up a family and learn family values. Something that they should be learning from 'their' own family anyway.
He promised, promised, and promised some more.
Anyone would think he was SUPERMAN, and had SAVED THE WORLD...
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