Tuesday, 11 November 2008
Made It Ma ! Top-of-the-World Brown Fans the Flames
A year ago we started calling Brown's wretched scorched-earth policies: from aircraft carriers to polyclinics, through uncontrolled immigration and raising the school leaving age, the list is long and inglorious.
But now he's really decided to fan the flames, with tax cuts based on borrowing, as Tony McNulty kindly confirmed this afternoon.
With his hubristic proclamations and eerily fixed grin Brown reminds me of no-one so much as James Cagney in the grim finale of White Heat, as he mounts the gas-tank, announces himself Top of the World, and opens fire.
We are not cinema-goers, however, but victims, and we will all feel the blast when this balloon goes up.