Baroness Thatcher is visiting Gordon Brown at 10 Downing Street today. I wonder if he is going to pick her brains over his current difficulties with the unions? With co-ordinated strike action threatened over his below inflation pay offer and the unions voting in favour of a referendum on the EU Treaty, he probably feels he needs all the help he can get. Lets face it, we've had two outbreaks of foot and mouth (from an installation he cut funding to last year), widespread flooding (in areas that have not had their flood defences maintained), UK troops put in unnecessary danger (lack of funding for decent equipment) and strikes on the tube and in our prisons. To top it all, he is refusing to give us the referendum on the EU Treaty that Labour promised us in the last election.
Not a very auspicious start for our unelected Prime Minister is it? I don't think he will be thinking of an early election. If I were him, I'd be more worried about a possible call for a vote of no confidence. We've got disease in our hospitals, death on our streets, people leaving the country in floods while illegal immigrants pour in with no real idea of their number or where they are. We've got hundreds of thousands homeless, 11 year old kids that can't read or write and a benefit system that does not encourage work.
The country is a shambles and we need a change of management.