Thursday, 10 April 2008

Gordon Brown IS boycotting the Olympic opening ceremony.

Gordon Brown has once again demonstrated his skill in the art of gross indecision. He tells us that he will not be attending the Olympic opening ceremony, but that his decision is in no way a boycott of the games as the Olympics Minister, Tessa Jowell will be attending. That's funny because he did boycott the EU-Africa summit in Lisbon that Mugabe attended, sending Baroness Amos to take his place. I can see no difference between the two situations. In both the EU-Africa summit and the Olympic opening ceremony he has, and is sending someone to stand in for him as a representative of the country. How can he be boycotting one but not the other?

How does Gordon Brown get these important decisions so wrong? Is he so out of touch with public opinion that he gets it wrong and is then forced to change his mind. Or is he just hanging on to the last minute to find out how the public feel, because he does not trust his own instincts as a leader of a major nation? We need a Prime minister who can make the right decision, popular or not, and then stick to it. Gordon is just weaselling out of his responsibilities. Just like he did with the EU-Africa summit and the signing of the Lisbon Treaty.

This is a boycott, but Brown does not have the guts to tell China.

UPDATE: This is from David Cameron:
"People all over the world must be scratching their head wondering what the British Prime Minister must think. If dithering was an Olympic sport Gordon Brown would have a gold medal."
The late, great institutionalist John Galbraith once said:

"Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable."

Unfortunately for us, Gordon Brown seems quite capable of making decisions that are both disastrous and unpalatable.


William Gruff said...

It seems not to have occurred to Grooovey Dave that people all over the world care not whether the Br*tish Prime Minister thinks at all.

Cameron's dire lack of leadership will deliver the country into the hands of a Labour/Liberal Democrat alliance, and then we really will be in trouble.

Whom will the Conservatives elect as their next leader do you think?

Daily Referendum said...

Mr Gruff,

I can't agree. I think Cameron is the man for the job. And I think he will lead the Tories into an election victory.