Friday, 5 September 2008
News From The Front: Re-Launch, Week 1
A week into Gordon Brown's life-and-death re-launch offensive, and he has lost ground on all fronts. Field-Marshal Cameron and Probationer-General Osborne have not needed to rouse themselves from the comfort of the officers' mess, however, because
(a) behind Brown's lines, an explosion of honesty from General Darling threw his troops into complete disarray before a shot had been fired.
(b) his flanks were promptly raked by unexpected fire from the International Brigade of the OECD
(c) former General Clarke carried a suspicious-looking briefcase into the map-room, causing a day to be lost while it was being defused.
Early news from the Energy front, widely believed to have been targetted for a further push next week, suggests that it is covered by a large and impenetrable minefield.
Meanwhile, the FX markets continue to deliver their dispassionate verdict ...
Posted by Nick Drew