Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Gordon Brown's Speech

Hit the right notes, was thoughtful, and socked it to the Conservatives. Especially with regards to the economy, and if you have any doubts about any residual nastiness, check out Iain Dale's piece where he says he can understand why George Osborne hates Gordon Brown. I have time and respect for Iain, but there was a touch of the personal and possibly impotent anger.
Times are tough and they will continue to be for the forseeable future, but today, where Party unity is concerned, we may have seen a turning point for the better. It's not just the Blairites in the Party who do not want to see a lurch to the left and the best way to do that is to unite, work at persuading the country that we have made mistakes, are sorry, and are doing our best to turn things around and turn on the Conservatives and work at persuading the electorate that they cannot do any better.

2 comments:

yozza said...

Yeah,Iain's great, but a lot of Labour people forget he's a actually a Tory, and a lot of Labour people have forgotten what it was like under the Tories. Brown's speech showed how easy it is to take the fight to the Tories.It's about time Labour started doing it....

Praguetory said...

I think he might actually stay on for a bit. Hurrah.