In his latest podcast today, Gordon Brown has another shot at rolling out his clichés. He again explains that he is proud of what the government has achieved over the past twelve years and proud of the “real help” they’ve given over the past twelve months. He ensures us that they will “not sit back” and next week they will set out their “bold and radical plans for ensuring a fairer, prosperous and sustainable future for Britain.”
Haven’t we heard all that before? Since around the first time he promised the government would “start listening”. Thankfully, even he must finally have realised that nobody believes that one anymore.
As Mr Brown says, we all want “choices,” and technology, like the internet, can help. But the choices he mentions are what you fancy for your tea and what utility and insurance companies you go for. Nothing important. Then he comes out with this,
And in this new world, you rightly want a bigger say and more accountability in all the decisions that affect you.
Ha! Prime Minister, there are more important things in life than whether we have spag bol or fish for dinner. There are choices that we all wanted, like a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty. Thousands of parents want the choice to home teach without government interference. Millions want to live according to their conscience without fear of the ‘authorities’.
I’ll choose the fish – and also the freedom.
And in common with his counterparts in other countries, he reminds us of this ‘new world’ we are just becoming a part of. That’s the world where national sovereignty is a thing of the past and we are totally controlled from outside the UK. The new world government will be just like New Labour: offering real help: to illegal immigrants, criminals and bent politicians.
Bizarrely, Brown then makes plans for the next five years. Does he know something we don’t?
Anyway, Gordon seems to have this great idea how he can reduce spending and improve services: all through using the internet and text messaging.
And I’m wondering if these radical plans for ensuring a fairer, prosperous and sustainable future for Britain have anything to do with next week’s climate change summit in Copenhagen. I expect they have already sat down and discussed how much of what is left of British industry will be sacrificed and how many £billions per annum will be shipped out to pay Third World dictators for the alleged damage ‘we’ have done to their countries by having had the cheek to drive cars and heat our homes.