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A number of suggestions are surfacing about what Gordon Brown would do if he had to build a snowman …

It’s simple.

If Brown were to build a snownman it would only be if everyone possible could benefit from the snowman; no part of the nation could be without snowmen; snowmen should be part of the community. Africa would have to have snowmen.

He would visit his friends in New Hampshire to tell them that building snowmen was a global issue and demanded global falls of snow.

He would spend considerable sums of money not just building snowmen but also transporting them in refrigerated trucks (driven by Polish drivers) to those parts of the country not currently benefiting from snowmen.

The costs of all this would be such that Brown would have to max out his credit card and due to the high repayments he could not afford to spend as much on Christmas presents and could only afford a smaller turkey.  But we would all have snowmen – until they melted.

Merry Christmas

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Stop Press:
The Independent is to launch a new newspaper for the goldfish generation – only 20p !

It proudly boasts ‘Created by The Independent, it will combine intelligence with brevity, and depth with speed of reading.’

Well that’s more than we will be able to say about Brown’s forthcoming book!

OK in fact my post has precious little to do with Greeks and only marginally deficits.  Though I think I  cover myself with my conclusions – all right I don’t.

In truth, given the current Euro crisis, it seems a neat headline, so self servingly I use it.

No I am driven by a quote – publicised by The Spectators ‘Coffee House’. They quote Brown as saying, “we are paying a one off price for globalisation”

Coffee House put this down to “the technocratic side of Brown”, (they might have remembered, ‘a price worth paying‘) but it really is all part of Brown rationalising his broken paradigm to himself.

This is not just his post neo classical endogenous growth theory rubbish, or his facile social engineering. Its all his fancies about global this that and the other and how it means never ending sweetness and light.

Just before he came down with his brain illness Ted Kennedy had to sit through Brown’s speech to the assembled Kennedy entourage in Boston, waffling on about ‘global’ issues. Laughably you will not be surprised to learn that Brown thought that everything good thats happened in the world since 1963 was down to President John and Senator Ted. Even the fall of the Berlin Wall.

But when you hear Brown say things like “Let me sketch out the challenges we face, the new directions I favour and the solutions I propose.”, you know you should run for the exit.

Interestingly when you consider his response to the leaked UEA emails Brown says, “A few years ago in regime after regime sentries could stand over fax machines as governments sought to deny information to their peoples … the digital age is enabling people to become the authors of change rather than its subjects”. Hmm, today Iran has shut down Google.  Still we cannot expect the Great Leader to think of everything.

Browns conclusions? “a new World Bank; a new International Monetary Fund; a reformed and renewed United Nations … strong regional organizations from the European Union to the African Union able to bring … humanitarian aid, peacekeeping and the support for stability and reconstruction that has been absent for too long — all built around a new global society founded on revitalized international rules and institutions, ”

You pick up on that? Lets leave aside the more powerful (usually unaccountable) institutions to rule and dehumanise us; no its, ‘rules’; pity those pesky Greeks cannot obey rules (and pay their taxes). Rules – thats why we have had 6000 new laws in the past 13 years. Rules to make life better. If only people would think like Brown and obey his rules.

This is Browns warped paradigm. He then demanded “during the year to come I want this debate about change to become a global dialogue about renewal as we embark upon a task perhaps more ambitious than even the Bretton Woods Conference”.  Phew!

All that was in April 2008 – anyone seen any of these absurd pipe-deams coming to fruition?

No. Brown did not, cannot, envisage ‘globalisation’ making things worse not better, so our current disaster becomes a ‘one off’ price.
What should worry people is that if he really believes that then he will not be rushing to rebalance our economy, as according to his paradigm we have all of the time in the (global) world.  Just follow his rules, its easy.

PS
And for followers of the Jonah Principle – soon after this speech Senator Ted had a brain seizure and subsequently died, with the Democrats losing his seat to … someone called Brown.

Disaster looms. Britain desperately needs a new government.

Gordon Brown’s home that is.

The Charity Commission report into the activities of The Smith Institute says that even after being warned that it was unwise, the Institute still held 27 meetings at 11 Downing Street.  And why not – the Smith Institute was run by an old school chum and 3 of its 6 laughably named ‘trustees’ donated to Browns leadership election fund.

No matter how Labour spin this its clear that the Charity Commission report is pretty damning about the careless way the Smith Institute chose to ally itself with Brown.  The report has also done sterling service in highlighting that Brown is so concerned about ‘listening’ that he does not reply to his correspondence.

What is equally damning is the way the BBC’s ‘Newsnight’, in the shape of Michael Crick can shrug its shoulders at this report whilst doggedly dragging Caroline Spelman through 10-years old muck.