Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Gove on Gordon

Michael Gove's speech today to Policy Exchange was brilliant. It's the best dissection of Gordon Brown's record, his character and his future I've yet seen. Read it HERE.

9 comments:

Jamie [http://mypoliticalweb.com] said...

that's a fantastic column from Michael Gove. underlines why he's one of the bright new rising talents.

headworker said...

He's far too soft on Brown who is clearly a liar, a fraud, and probably a megalomaniac though, thankfully, an incompetent one.

Trumpeter Lanfried said...

A very thoughtful, consistent and well-structured argument. Nobody on the left is writing anything of this calibre.

Of course, Margaret Thatcher shared Gordon Brown's reluctance to let local government take local decisions. However, given some of the municipal socialist republics she had to deal with, her attitude was understandable.

One could add to Michael Gove's list of failed leaders, Herbert Hoover. A brillian success in his early life, he was said to be one of the few men for whom becoming President of the USA was a bad career move.

canvas said...

It's true. Gordon Brown is TRAGIC.
Spot on.

Peter said...

A depressing but acurate analysis of Gordon Brown and Labour that seems to reflect the mood of the country at the moment. How different it is in Scotland, on a recent visit I was amazed how popular the SDP are, maybe thats why they are winning at football and we are down and out. Lets hope that the conservatives carry on doing well and maybe the LibDems can go vote hunting in the northern cities. Labour may even drop to third in time for the next election.

Anonymous said...

I do not agree with all that Gove says (and it flags tediously towards the end) - but as a piece of political writing it deserves a wider audience. It has (with a bit of editing) a distinct 'Thomas Paine' feel.

Chris Paul said...

Seemed like a load of risible psycho cobblers to me. Cue a series of high profile speeches from Labour shrinks to explain why George Osborne lies constantly, why Tory politicians have uncontrollable urges to fly in private jets on the qt, and why Cameron clearly regrets deciding to be a politician instead of a vulture capitalist etc etc.

Play the ball Michael not the man.

Anonymous said...

Gove flatters Broon when he compares him to Roger Moore. The nooz-pecking bawgie-eater isn't Roger Moore. He's George Lazenby.

John T said...

He lost me a little when he talked of "our century" involving Churchill Reagan and Chamberlain. My Century involves Blair, Brown , Bush and who knows which other B's!

No-one thought higher taxes would be "squandered"; we actually thought they would stymie growth.

They haven't.

And the minimum wage has been cost-effective too, taking the burden fronm the state and councils and putting it on the emloyers (which include the state and councils of course!)