Fraser Nelson

The same old lines

The same old lines
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Cameras are forbidden from filming the committee corridor in full action, which is a shame because it is quite a sight. It seems that Brown's loyalists have been instructed to go and brief as many journalists as they can—not that anyone is being fooled by the spin, but it is an amusing sight nevertheless.

Just so you know, the Official Word  is that only the "officials suspects" (5pc of the room, apparently) sounded off. Furthermore for every rebel there were "dozens and dozens more" (as if) who spoke "angrily" against them.

Brown will soon be spelling out his vision, apparently. Perhaps the same mysterious vision he promised to share with us after the cancelled election - I wondered when we'd get to hear that. And to the rebels, Brown apparently replied that you can change the leader, but you will still have the expenses crisis and economic meltdown. He promised to listen and learn - the same promises Mandy was making to ministers on Thursday night who were seeking an excuse not to resign. How cheaply they all are bought.

"There are things I do well" Brown apparently said "and things I do not so well". Winning votes from humans falls squarely in the latter category. And Labour, suicidally, will keep him anyway.

 

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Fraser Nelson is the editor of The Spectator. He is also a columnist with The Daily Telegraph, a member of the advisory board of the Centre for Social Justice and the Centre for Policy Studies.

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