Saturday, June 06, 2009
Dr Johnson said that the prospect of being hanged concentrates the mind. Gordon Brown provides what might be evidence to the contrary or proof that the effects of the shock of decapitation unravel the senses. Brown is now effectively a Dead Man Walking. He stumbles around on stage while the other actors look at each other and the Stage Manager hisses "Get him off." Can the Queen call him in for a chat and ask if his government has the people's confidence? Can a vote be forced on some otherwise inconsequential issue?