As my friend continues, "I used to think the Brownites were all tactics and no strategy but that's unfair. They are **** at tactics too. Amateurs. The budget is the worst I have seen since Howe in 1980."
Seriously, much damage has been done by that YouTube dance he performed. As Quentin Letts says of his eyebrows: "They could have been attached to a fly fisherman's line, so spectacularly did they jump." To look at that video now is to see a government in meltdown. Show it to anyone from overseas, and say "this is our Prime Minister" and they'd sell whatever sterling they have left. The collapse of the expenses deal would be funny if the same incompetence had not also ruined the public finances for a generation.
P.S. For those of you who haven't seen it, click here for the techno version of Brown's YouTube Doctrine.