...Mr Brown left for Lisbon where we could watch him on TV failing to sign the treaty with the other 26 leaders. He had left the task to his foreign secretary, David Miliband, whom he does not like or trust. (The wife of a middle-aged MP I know said last month, "I can't take the Miliband brothers seriously, because I used to change their nappies." If Gordon had that job, they might have been found floating head down in the fish pond.)
The sight of our prime minister turning up three hours late to sign the document was deeply tragic. He was in the position of a teenage girl who hates the hostess but can't
bear to miss the party. So she turns up, but very late. So there. Yeah, but no but.
Britain not so much in the heart of Europe, but hanging round on its own in the pub.
Friday, December 14, 2007
Hoggart on Brown
Simon Hoggart's Guardian column on Gordon Brown today is brilliant. Truly brilliant. Here are the final couple of paragraphs, but you can read the whole thing HERE.