Friday, 8 January 2010
COUP A JOKE-BUT IF 6 CABINET MEMBERS DON'T SUPPORT YOU PM, WHY SHOULD WE?
Wednesday's failed coup against THE GREAT LEADER was a joke from beginning to end.
The Blogosphere and the MSM were awash with controversy, which I am glad to say I said was pish in several comments sections. But what has become apparent is the OUR GORDY has had to do deals with several key members of his Cabinet in order to stay in power. He is now a busted flush.
David Miliband, has now had four chances at challenging Brown and he has dithered each time until his only option was to back the PM in a non-committal kind of way.
Mr Miliband, whose relationship with the Premier has always been tense, was one of six Cabinet ministers named by the BBC who the plotters believed would have been prepared to move to oust Mr Brown in the right circumstances. The others were Miss Harman, Mr Straw, International Development Secretary Douglas Alexander, Defence Secretary Bob Ainsworth and Scottish Secretary Jim Murphy. Several ministers took hours to offer the Prime Minister only equivocal backing as the crisis deepened. It was some seven hours after the news of the botched putsch emerged before Mr Miliband spoke out, making no mention of Mr Brown's leadership.
So I pose the question in my title, if half the Cabinet doesn't support you, Mr Brown, why should the country? Surely the TORIES and the SNP must hammer this split for all it is worth!