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Gordon Brown’s Nursery State

by | 5th, June 2009

hack RICHARD North loosk at nursery games in the House of Commons:

Watching the glee with which the BBC dealt with James Purnell’s resignation last night and the febrile excitement of the claque , the only conclusion to be drawn is that the political classes have totally lost the plot.

Politics now has become a self-referential sport, totally divorced from reality, consumed by its own narrow passions, focused only on the great election game, which has become an end in itself.

One reality, however, is that no matter how much the claque may prattle and tittle, Gordon Brown is not going to declare an early general election. That contest is set for the end of May or early June next year, and nothing is going to change that timetable.

Another reality was reported by The Times with the sombre calculation that deaths in action in Afghanistan have now overtaken the Iraq toll, standing at 137 KIA as opposed to 136 the latter spread over five years whereas the bulk of the Afghani deaths have been compressed into three years.

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