Saturday, December 16, 2006

Political Science

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the situation in Downing Street now seems to be as follows. Gordon Brown at number 11 thinks Tony Blair at number 10 is stirring up the Smith Institute story with which our own dear Guido has been having such fun. This story implies there's something dodgy about the way Brown funds his backroom operations. Meanwhile, Tony Blair at number 10 thinks Gordon Brown at number 11 is stirring up the cash for honours story, which again involves dodgy funding. Interested? No, neither am I.


  1. It get worse. The leaked memo - by Philip Gould says Iain Dale ( - seems to be a further attempt to stop Brown getting the job. I wonder who is running the country.

  2. I wonder who is running the country.

    That would be Baron de Rothschild. And perhaps Rupert Murdoch. These Blairs and Browns are merely lackeys after all.

  3. There is no such thing as political 'science'. Politics is an inexact art, increasingly concerned with surface chatter, bluff and guff; there is an entirely unconnected academic discourse which keeps the dons occupied in their public-funded sandpit but which is of marginal interest to anyone else.