Alex Massie

Too late for an old dog...

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An interesting but worthless column from Jackie Ashley.

"It won't be easy for Gordon Brown to dig himself out of the hole he has fallen into in recent weeks. But a broad back, an ability to say sorry, a coolness under fire and an unwillingness to dump on colleagues would certainly help.”

Worthless, I say, because Brown enjoys precisely none of these qualities. Ashley's remedy for Gordon Brown's problems would, um, seem to be that he cease to be Gordon Brown.

[Hat tip: James Forsyth]

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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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