Monday, October 13, 2008
Waves of grim foreboding sweep the nation this morning. The cause? This column by Paul Krugman in The New York Times - 'Has Gordon Brown, the British prime minister, saved the world financial system?' Eeeek! You read it here first - we could be in for another five years of the grim Scottish ascendancy and, as Wodehouse so sagely observed, it is never very difficult to tell the difference between a Scotsman with a grievance and a ray of sunshine. Gordon always has a grievance. I saw two clergymen in a cafe at the weekend, one a bishop I think. 'Bring back Tony Blair," said the bishop, 'we miss him.' 'Oh yes,' said the other, 'dear old Teflon Tony.' It's come to this.
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 6:51 am