Reflecting over the past few months and years, it’s hard to resist the idea that New Labour’s Government actually parodied that of the joint kings in The Gondoliers. Brown was effectively “running” the
The symptoms of decay are everywhere. Local Government “Directors” pulling in Q200 000 per year! It is utterly unbelievable. Oswald Spengler wrote of the Decline of the West. We are witnessing its Suicide Perhaps we’ll soon see Traditional Dancers, all kilt and bagpipe, entertaining plane loads of Oriental tourists arriving at Turnhouse. If the grass isn’t growing through the tarmac by then. Perhaps the dancers can be recruited from Los Discreditados among the banking fraternity, or at least the more obvious ones.
I can’t help but wonder if future historians, attempting to make sense of the Blair-Brown era, will not, with some justice, stigmatise him as Culpability Brown.
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