The Brown revelations summarised

Blair knew Brown was bonkers.

Campbell knew Brown was bonkers.

David Milliband knew Brown was bonkers.

Darling knew Brown was bonkers.

Most, if not all, of the parliamentary Labour party knew Brown was bonkers.

His aides knew Brown was bonkers.

The Lobby knew Brown was bonkers.

Not a single one of them however decided to speak on the record before or during his premiership.

Now some of them are saying so in print – but only because there is money to be made out of it.

Cowards. The lot of them.


  1. jess says:

    What did you expect, integrity?

    It takes a certain degree of narcissism and delusion to succeed in politics I feel. They had it in spades. I’m not sure the current incumbents are much better.

  2. Dan H. says:

    That Brown was bonkers (and possibly so bonkers that a witch-brew involving monoamine oxidase inhibitors was needed to achieve a veneer of sanity for his public appearenced) is not news. What is news and what must be taken seriously by the Labour Party is their internal politics and review systems.

    Most organisations have inbuilt mechanisms by which obviously gibbering lunatics can be side-lined, or at worst can be removed from the hierarchy altogether, and most organisations have systems by which obviously good talent can be rapidly promoted internally without needing to resort to near-sociopathic methods. Tony Blair was one such “good candidate”; I say good only in respect of his great talent for getting the Labour Party elected to Government. Tony came to power by employing extremely dubious tactics, and effectively sidelining the entire Labour Party; any sensible outfit would promote obvious superstars naturally.

    So, working from this and the leaks of US opinion on the likely outcomes of the UK elections, it can clearly be seen that the UK Labour Party is organisationally broken in a lot of very fundamental ways. Ed Milliband was reckoned by the US analysts (who have a good track record where political prediction is concerned) as being a rank outsider in the Labour Party leadership elections. That he won speaks volumes for the dysfunctionality of these elections; the malign influence of the unions is greatly to blame for this.

    My prediction for the Labour Party is this: barring the advent of another Tony Blair, they will continue to be led by mediocre individuals of no particular talent, selected only for their utility as a catspaw candidate by assorted power blocs in the Labour Party. The Labour Party, while ever it has such people leading it will never actually win a general election; it will come to government only when any other contenders have abandoned the election and run screaming into the night; once in power it will continue to tread the same tired old Labour pseudosocialist path of excessive spending, borrowing and economic ruin.