Alex Massie

Petitioning Brown to Resign

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A pointless endeavour, of course, but there was a petition sent to Downing Street asking Gordon Brown to do the decent thing and resign. Today the government decided to respond to that petition:

The Prime Minister is completely focussed on restoring the economy, getting people back to work and improving standards in public services. As the Prime Minister has consistently said, he is determined to build a stronger, fairer, better Britain for all.

Weirdly, that's a kind of non-denial denial. Not that this means GB will retreat, in Matthew Norman's phrase, "to his study with the Glenlivet and trusty Luger" but you'd think that he would at least respond to a petition asking him to resign by saying that, you know, he has no intention of resigning.

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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