running around Westminster this evening is that there is something big in the
offing, as can be read here on Political
What could this
big thing be?
Could Blair be
about to announce his retirement plans (with a big fat pension) ?
Could Miliband be
about to throw his lot in with Gordon Brown ?
Could Brown be
about to announce that he will call a General Election ?
Could Yates of
the Yard be coming for his man ?
When Tony Blair said:
his legacy as prime minister will “stand the test of time” and the
“final building blocks” of reform are being put in place in his press
conference of the 15th, I got worried.
When he said
decisions which will be taken over the next few weeks will “secure the
long-term changes for the future”, I got even more worried.
Whatever it is, I
don’t have a particular good feeling about it.
In the world of
political personalities, Blair is a builder, in the same vein as Thatcher, but
as Thatcher was replaced by John Major who was a maintainer, Blair will be
replaced by Brown.
Brown is an
enforcer. Brown is a man who will use all of the 280 new Acts of Parliament
that labour have enacted over the past 10 years. Brown is a man who will ensure
that the 3000 new 'crimes' that those acts have generated will be applied.
Brown was likened
to Stalin recently. Not without reason. When an enforcer has the building blocks in place and the mechanism of dictatorship at his fingertips, then we should all be aware of the danger.
And for that
something Big, well The First Post can be read here.
NuLab – Destroying
Britain from the inside out.