Letter: Shropshire Star (CEP Shropshire)
Brown not right man for top job
How any self-respecting English person can even think of accepting Gordon Brown as Prime Minister is beyond my comprehension.
Nowadays, following devolution, 85 per cent of the job he aspires to is merely to run England. Yet he will have no mandate from anyone to do that.
His Scottish constituents send him to Westminster solely to look after tax, defence, foreign affairs and a few international matters. They elect someone else to deal with things like health, education, transport and law and order in the Scottish Parliament.
Therefore he will not have been elected by either the people of England or Scotland to talk or act over all these internal matters that affect English people's daily lives. Labour might just as well appoint Jacques Chirac to the post.