Wednesday, 11 July 2007
Our new capable leader, Mr Brown has been very active in the meedia to make it clear he will be a different kind of guy from Mr Blair; The differences between Dr Jekyl and Mr Hyde are of a similar nature I believe.
Housing, his topic for today I will deal with later. His other big idea though is constitutional reform. A government with non-Labour ministers, a bigger role for Parliament, a smaller role for the Monarchy.
All well and good but what of the big issues:
- A huge chunk of our laws come from the EU, where the MEP's are mainly UKIP and Conservative.
- Northern Ireland is ruled by a DUP/Sein Feinn coalition
- Scotland has a minority nationalist government
- Wales has a Labour government, reliant on Welsh nationalists
- England has a Labour government, but more Tory MP's and many more Tory votes at the last election.
So really, all goes well except what is the point of his Labour Government. Not in a majority anywhere, except a House of Lords filled with 'dodgy' peers of ex-Labour donors and MP's.
Brown says nothing about this. The elephants in the room are ignored. instead rumours abound of a move to an Alternative Vote system that could keep Labour in power.
The spin never stops; but if this is 'grand strategy' the British people will see through it in short order.
There certainly does need to be a Constitutional Settlement; but the Labour tribe are not the party to offer it to us.
Posted by CityUnslicker