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Was Miliband cowed by Mandy?

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david milibandForeign Secretary nearly resigned

So it is out in the open now, South Shields MP and Foreign Secretary thinks he is virtually unsackable, and should have been the catalyst that brought down Gordon Brown’s government and he was thinking of resigning along with his colleague James Purnell, that is, until he got the call from Lord High Everything Mandelson. Miliband could have launched a challenge against Brown last year but “bottled it” then, and he could have been a major element this year in deciding the fate of Gordon Brown’s Premiership but courage once again appears to have deserted him as party was put in front of country.

The Labour Party having commanded the respect of around 5% of eligible voters at the EU election are clearly in no fit state to be entrusted with the government of the UK and the appointment of a new leader would have precipitated what the majority of us now want –  a general election, to to cleanse this Parliament of the current batch of MPs and give us all a fresh start. Miliband could have involved himself in a renewal of his own party by being involved in a contest for the leadership of the party against Alan Johnson, which the rest of us may have welcomed after two years drifting with a Prime Minister who can only remember being elected as little more than a local MP, as a nation I think we deserve a leader who has some sort of mandate, at least from his party.

However, David Miliband reveals in this Guardian interview that it was the de facto real leader who telephoned him to persuade him not to go ahead with the planned assassination of Gordon Brown, that’s right it was not the Prime Minister who spoke to the South Shields MP, it was the Lord High Everything, First Secretary of State, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and Lord President of the Council, Lord Mandelson of Foy in the county of Herefordshire and Hartlepool in the county of Durham who must have pleaded with the supine Foreign Secretary to put his government and party first, rather than the higher interests of the country. One wonders just what, exactly, Mandy told the banana boy, and how exactly he made clear that he could keep his life of luxury at the Foreign Office along with his private jets? Was he bullied or cowed into preserving the corpse of Gordon Brown?

After all, if this is to be believed, the oily puppet master and Prince of Darkness is now pulling just about all of the strings in Whitehall. Beautiful, isn’t it, we have a weak and vacillating PM, a weak and spineless Foreign Secretary, and a hamstrung Chancellor, all dancing to the tune of a man more interested in installing Tony Bliar as the President of Europe than in the welfare of our ailing Parliament, nation, and domestic democracy.

Self preservation has become the penultimate act of this political pantomime that masquerades as a government.

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Written by curly

June 13, 2009 at 9:11 am

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