Monday, September 08, 2008
Thanks to Guido. I am much taken with this statement of Gordon Brown's - 'My own response to the great challenges in my own life has been to confront them, resolute in the belief that there would always be something that could be done to overcome them.' It is obviously odd, therefore, that this is not his response to great challenges in his political life. He confronts nothing and, if he does have a resolute belief that something can be done, it is flawlessly concealed. Brown does not act, he is acted upon. Which is why it suddenly came to me that there is a perfectly named scientific metaphor for his conduct in power. He is the big blue ball, the little red ones are his allies, his enemies and events, dear boy, events.
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 10:18 am