Brown sums up the selfish political class

The headline in the Telegraph reads ‘Gordon Brown hits out at ‘broken promises’ of Tony Blair’ then goes on to explain that Gordon Brown issued a thinly veiled swipe at Tony Blair today as he hit out at politicians who fail to keep promises to step down from office after two terms.

This neatly sums up how detached and selfish our political class is. Here we have a former Prime Minister posturing in front of a Commons committee and making references to his former colleague who failed to step down after two terms and whining about ‘broken promises’. Yet not a moment’s thought is given by Gordon Brown to his broken promises.

What about Brown’s promised referendum on the Lisbon Treaty?
What about Brown’s promised end to boom and bust?
What about Brown’s promise when he became Prime Minister to:

…be strong in purpose, steadfast in will and resolute in action in the service of what matters most to the British people: meeting the concerns and aspirations of the whole country

No, all he wanted to do was make a point about how he had been let down, while ignoring the repeated broken promises he had made to the British people. Yet this is what passes for highbrow political reporting from a broadsheet newspaper. No doubt many people who saw the article will have uttered the same words I did… ‘so bloody what?’.

2 Responses to “Brown sums up the selfish political class”


  1. 1 Tufty 09/11/2010 at 7:28 pm

    Brown? Isn’t he that person who staged some kind of coup a few years ago? Seized power without the formality of an election? Why isn’t he in jail? Why isn’t his ‘party’ proscribed? We should be told.

  2. 2 Alan Douglas 10/11/2010 at 6:23 am

    There is nothing Mr Brown could tell me that would lower my opinion of him any further.

    Alan Douglas


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