Tuesday, March 20, 2007

More Mandarins Attack Brown!

I have just been listening to BBC Radio 4's World at One, which is covering the story first carried in the FT (see here) featuring Lord Alan Turnbull's attack on Gordon Brown, describing him as Stalinist.

Well, we now have Sir Stephen Wall, formerly a senior civil servant at Number 10, on Radio 4 agreeing with him. Apparently under Thatcher the treasury was strong and brutal, but open to discussion. Since 1997, it hasn't been. There is a complete lack of discussion between the Treasury and anyone else in Whitehall including Number 10. Ridiculous.

Sir Stephen pointed out that whilst there are claims that Joseph Stalin Gordon Brown will be more collegiate once PM there was no evidence this was the case. He also seems to think that Labour should think long and hard about whether they want Gordon as their Leader and PM.

Hard hitting stuff. The knives our out for Gordon with a vengeance!


Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Thanks for pointing out the programme. I will try and get it via R4 internet tomorrow. [Oh, I miss it! - Miss it as a background to my life, I mean.]

Benedict White said...

Welshcakes, I couldn't live without Radio 4!