Can anyone remember a prime minister being subjected to the personal abuse that Gordon Brown is now taking? I certainly can’t and I go back a bit, I remember serious conversations in our house where a guy called Eden was mentioned, McMillan, Home, Wilson, Heath, Callaghan, Thatcher, Major, Blair and Brown, and Gordon is the most vilified of the lot, even more than Thatcher, is this justified ? Is he guilty and really the man they are painting or are his accusers the guilty ones?
That list of PM’s has some crackers on it, people who could provoke rage and start a fight in an empty house but Brown is being treated worse than any of them, and all within a year of coming to office.
There are those like the Glasgow Herald crowd who will say anything to damage labour, look at the treatment of Wendy Alexander, and those who are anti Labour and enjoy running with the crowd, the chase takes on it’s own momentum and the fact that he is in fact a decent, honest and diligent leader is getting him abuse.
He doesn’t smile enough, he is dour, well he’s not Cameron and he’s not Blair thank god. We have seen recently in Scotland what the media are capable of and we are seeing it again.
Dishonest and devious journalists who care for nothing and believe in nothing except their story, the headline, people who will do and say anything for a few minutes in the limelight, whatever the cost.
There is a cancer in our society and it’s rooted in the media, it can be traced back to the days of Murdoch and Mackenzie and the dumbing down of society under the grasping brutal Thatcher years. Communities destroyed and the press turning the country into a squalid greedy cesspit, tune into big brother and tell me you are proud of your society. This is where it has taken us and it is degrading. The cost of this type of media activity is more damage to our dignity and is further dumbing down. That’s what the press are guilty of, the outcome and the repercussions do not matter to them.
Today’s Daily Record carried a column by George Galloway which was wretched and chilling for the way George enjoyed twisting the knife, a sneering back stabbing vindictive piece which he should but won’t be ashamed of , this is the dark fetid side of politics, he once stood for something. The greasy pole done for him, that’s why Gordon has to be treated like this, thwarted ambition by someone who was never a party man. Galloway V Brown? it’s a no brainer !
Despite all of this I believe the way forward is to carry on with Gordon at the helm and improve our performance and our commitment, we must get people to see Gordon Brown for what he is, a dedicated public servant who is trying to do everything he can for his country. He is still the best politician in Parliament and the best leader we have got, now is the time to stand and fight, let the cringing cowards and sneering traitors who are crawling out from under stones know that we will not be cowed and we can still win, “we are best when we are Labour”