James Forsyth

Oh Gord, this is bad

Oh Gord, this is bad
Text settings
Comments

Charlie Whelan takes to the Telegraph today to defend his old boss but only ends up emphasising how bad his current situation is. Whelan writes,

“[Brown] also knows that there are two things that really matter. First, there is not one person in this country whose circumstances suffered in any way because there was no early election.

This was no Black Wednesday, after which millions of people really suffered as a result of Tory economic incompetence. In the current volatile political climate, the polls will go up and down regularly, but, when people go to put their cross on the ballot paper, what was essentially a Westminster story will not matter a jot. Not for the first time, the Westminster village will be seen to be completely out of touch with reality.” This may be true but it certainly cannot be said of this current crisis. As 25 million people check their bank accouts this morning, they will—rightly or wrongly—be blaming the government. Anyone who finds their identity compromsied because of this is unlikely to look kindly on Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling.

Written byJames Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

Comments
Topics in this articlePolitics