Some times you just wonder at the sheer brass neck of some of our politicians. Yesterday it was Tim Yeo, today it is Gordon Brown. He writes HERE in the Daily Telegraph yet another one of his interminably boring sermons on Britishness, in which he seesm to blame the Conservatives for the weakening of the Union. He says that the Conservative position on English votes and the discussions on the Right about the constitutional settlement are the only things to blame for the fact that polls now show increasing numbers of people wanting a separation of England and Scotland. Nowhere in his article does he even begin to understand that is was Labour's devolution policy which, as John Major rightly put it, let the genie out of the bottle.
As one of the prime forces behind devolution Gordon Brown is himself largely to blame for the situation the Union finds itself in. It's just a shame he lacks the self knowledge to accept any of the responsibility. But it's typical of the man. He is just not cut out to lead this country. He lacks the leadership skills required, lacks the personality and lacks any kind of team-playing ability. And it's the latter that in the end will do for him.
UPDATE: Simon Heffer has written a rather good attack on Gordon Brown HERE.