Tuesday, 16 September 2008
It's all over bar the shouting Gordon Brown!
We knew at the weekend when we heard a government whip had called for a leadership election, that things were looking bleak for Gordon Brown. And now the rumour mill is awash with stories about David Cairns, Minister of State for the Scotland Office or government LAPDOG to give him a more accurate title:
D(avid Cairns MP)
apparently ready to quit. Well, when David Cairns, defender of what he knows is indefensible, has had enough, you know it's all over bar the shouting for Gordon. It's a personal blow (I refuse to call a demotion in career a tragedy) for Mr Brown but how many times has he been warned? And how many times has he decided that he knows better than everyone else. A little humility goes a long way in life - and in politics in particular.