Thursday, December 11, 2008
More deaths on TV. This time it's Gordon Brown and Britain. Brown, as Martin Kettle points out, uttered a career-defining/ending revelation in the Commons when he said, 'We not only saved the world....' In fact, he's been doing this for a while. On Mumbai he started a sentence with the words, 'I think I speak for the world...' One wouldn't mind were it not the the fact that he can't save Britain. Our financial position is now truly nightmarish and, humiliatingly, the Germans have noticed the ineptitude of our policies. The fire sale at Woolworths is, under the circumstances, an all too obvious image of the nation's plight. Probably we should do a Bear Stearns and sell ourselves to J.P.Morgan. After all a country can't be allowed to fail like Lehman Brothers. Can it?
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 7:13 am