Wednesday, June 27, 2007

All Change At Number 10

So it's goodbye Tony, hello Gordon. I can't say I'm sorry to see the back of Blair- I'm still trying to figure out whereabouts socialism fitted into his ideological outlook- in fact, did he even have an ideological outlook? I know he was leader of the Labour Party but, well, we know the rest.

To be fair to Brown, he seems a straight shooter. He's done a pretty good job with the UK economy in the past decade, and seems to shirk media opportunities which would compel him to tell us how he feels the hand of history on his shoulder etc.

It was interesting when he mentioned creating a government "of the talents". Some of his colleagues may balk at the idea of him handing top jobs to outsiders, but under Blair Labour wasn't very labourlike, so it'll not make any material difference if the new new government contains people who aren't party apparatchiks. In fact, a distinct lack of croneyism would be a breath of fresh air around the corridors of government.

Cameron of course is reeling- cycling to work followed by a car full of papers isn't a viable alternative to a proven track record in power. All that remains to be seen is whether Brown has as steady a set of hands now that he has the steering wheel of power under his control.

1 comment:

peter said...

Only time will tell with Brown. I don't like his anti-Euro stance, I can't see NI featuring much and he'll be more of a control freak than Blair.