The Curmudgeon


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Ethical Dimension Rears Its Ugly Head

Having abandoned Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath to the ravages of Scottish nationalism, the former Glorious Successor to the Reverend Blair has done what any British worker would do and toddled into a British job at the United Nations. As the special envoy for global education, Gordon Brown has delivered himself of an officially impassioned call for everyone to think of the children. Brown, who was the son of a preacher-man and can boast of at least as many dead children as Britain's present Head Boy, is these days much exercised about schools being attacked (evidently someone else was chancellor when Britain condoned Israel's 2006 rampage in Lebanon) and about the general instability of the Middle East (clearly someone else was paymaster to the Reverend Blair's crusade in Iraq). Doubtless Brown's moral eructations will provoke much interest and debate among TB-GB-watchers as to how far his avarice-sanctimony balance is the inverse or converse of the Reverend's.


  • At 9:34 pm , Anonymous Michael Greenwell said...

    There were rumours he's going to stand for the Scottish Parliament.

    He'd get in on the list as they'd put him to the top but if he did do it and got in it'd be amazing to watch as I think they'd see him as some sort of heavyweight coming in to sort the plebs out and he'd be unceremoniously shown up rather quickly.

  • At 9:37 pm , Anonymous Michael Greenwell said...

    sorry, that wasn't very clear.

    I meant that the press, Labour and the media in general would regard him as some kind of heavyweight and everyone else would regard him as a blithering fool, including his opponenents.

    I think Sturgeon, Patrick Harvie and a number of others would show him up rather quickly.

    Furthermore, I also believe that he knows that and therefore will not stand for the Scottish Parliament.

  • At 9:52 pm , Blogger Philip said...

    That realisation of course puts him head and shoulders above almost all his party colleagues; which shows just how big the Labour Party is these days.


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