This Greek Tragedy

I still have a copy of the ‘ Red Guide to Scotland’ edited by Gordon Brown before he entered Parliament in 1983 under the “suicidal” manifesto of Michael Foot. It shows that, even in those days, he was wrong about almost every economic issue and has continued to be equally misguided through the past 13 years. His record, both as Chancellor and Prime Minister, speaks for itself and his manifest failure leaves a nation redolent of the strike-bound Britain of Jim Callaghan. There is something of a Greek tragedy about this awkward man who chased the dream of supreme political power with total self-absorption and ruthless dedication. Sadly when he finally reached his goal, as witnessed from his years in office and his ideas-free election manifesto, he had no idea what to do with that power.

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