posted on May, 14 2008 @ 07:42 AM
It seems that Gordon Brown is on the ropes, his supporters are willing him on, but blow after blow is landing, leaving him looking like a man who
knows he losing his beloved control.
He has looked clearly rattled on many occasions since taking over office, but none more so than in the last couple of weeks, as he has been attacked
on all fronts, including a back-bench rebellion which forced an embarressing climbdown from the abolishment of the 10p tax.
It seems as though the knives have been out for a while, starting last year, with lost confidential information, the northern rock fiasco, and the
economy starting to fail.
The publication of Cherie Blairs book hasn't really helped, and I can only imagine her glee as she twisted the knife after plunging it into his back
and taking her revenge on a man she apparently despises.
I have no doubt that brown can survive until the next general election, but he's going to have to do an awfull lot better to win it.
The question is, can he?
His party appears to be on the verge of self-destructing, and the "apology" by Frank Field was nothing more than an exercise in damage
The PM has set out an ambitious draft legislative programme, which sounds impressive - but after more than a decade of impressive sounding legislation
voters are still wondering when the substance will show through the rhetoric.
The tories are talking a good game whilst attacking brown, but whether they can improve on things, as they say they can, remains to be seen.
IMO people have lost faith in brown and new labour, and are seeing them for what they are - old fashioned labour with a policy of tax and spend, with
little in the way of results, except the figures twisted by the PM's office.
Time will tell.