"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Lie To Me

I really enjoyed the last series, principally because of Tim Roth, a fantastic English actor who came from the same school as Gary Oldman (have you seen them together in Rosencrantz  and Guildenstern are Dead?)

Here's Gordon Brown talking to Andrew Marr:

One of the things that caught my eye (apart from the obvious one of telling the Conservatives what their policies are and the evasive answer to the question of his medication) was this verbatim exchange:
Andrew Marr: So you would accept that maybe during that big long boom when the city was roaring ahead, as a politician, as a Labour politician, you weren't paying quite enough attention.

Brown: Well, that's my point. All of us did not recognise that the world had gone so global that every bank was entangled with another and it was impossible to see the picture domestically of one institution without looking at, that everything that was happening around the world so we're not going to allow that to happen again. If I may say so I was criticised over the last twelve years for having too much regulation. The lesson is we should have had more and I accept that now."
So speaks the Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1997-2007 and the current PM. When it comes to regulation there's a difference between 'too much', 'not enough' and 'right' as many blogs dealing with the economy have already pointed out and, as many others have pointed out, Brown is a lying g!t.


  1. "..the world had gone so global..."

    LOL. He is insane.

  2. The man's bonkers Gigits. I liked the 'All of us didn't recognise...' bit, so absolving himself of all blame.


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