Poor Gordon, he’s about as popular as the Pope in Mecca at the moment and all he’s trying to do is subject 50m English people to minority rule and apartheid. I mean, where’s the problem in that? He is proud to be British after all.
The Tartan Taxman (like Labour) doesn’t stand a chance without the support of the tabloids. Most Labour voters are, shall we say, more comfortable with the tabloids than they are with the broadsheets, preferring stories about 14 year old single mums on heroin giving birth to triplets in the back seat of a Ford Cortina than stories about things that actually affect our lives or are actually real.
Unfortunately for Britishness Brown, the Mirror has decided to give him a kicking to co-incide with the non-launch of his not-a-leadership-campaign.
Paul Routledge has written a piece for his column in the Mirror explaining, in layman’s terms, why it is wrong for the Ignorant Jock to be Prime Minister. He also tells us that a recent poll in Yorkshire asking if Gordon Brown would make a good Prime Minister came back with a result of 3% thinking he would and 97% saying he wouldn’t. Yorkshire is a reasonably supportive are for Labour and the heir apparent to Princess Tony‘s throne can’t even muster up more than 3% support.
The article is mostly good apart from his parting shot which suggests that not supporting Brown because he is North British might be racist which, when he’s just gone to great lengths to explain that the issue is where he’s elected and not his nationality, is a bit weak and apologetic.
Hat-tip: The CEP