"In the end, leadership is about doing the right thing. I think the public will support Gordon Brown. "It is about showing leadership at difficult times and showing courage, compared to opposition parties who are playing politics with this."Where do we start?
Gordon Brown's idea of leadership is: I'm in charge. We will do as I say....until my MPs tell me different. And why does courage come into it? If Brown knew what the word meant he wouldn't have cancelled the election, backed down over the 10p tax fiasco, dodged signing the Lisbon Treaty with the other leaders, dodged the EU-Africa summit in Lisbon and stitched up Baroness Amos to take his place or reneged on the Labour manifesto promise to give us a referendum (because we would vote NO). Like an Italian Tank, he's got gears, but they are all reverse ones.
And as for "The public will support Gordon Brown" what happened to public opinion on the Lisbon Treaty? It seems that the public opinion only matters when it is in agreement with Brown, but they don't know what they are talking about or know what is good for them if they disagree with him.
And the "opposition parties who are playing politics with this" line takes the biscuit. This bill on the extension of holding suspected terrorists to 42 days has been watered down so much to appease his constantly rebelling back bench MPs, that he may as well have not bothered bringing it up. This is not the Bill which was proposed, and Brown is playing politics by changing it to suit his rebelling MPs so he can be seen to win.
Courage my arse.