Monday, January 12, 2009

Winston Churchill won the war but lost the election, Gordon Brown take note

A couple of weeks ago, Labour were neck and neck with the Tories and there was talk in the air of an early general election, but not anymore. The latest polls indicate that the brown bounce has fallen flat with the Tory lead again growing to double digits. It brings to mind that old saying: "A week is a long time in politics".

As long as there were major fires to fight, Gordon Brown was doing well, but now were back to the daily reality of Gordon Brown's Britain: a collapsing economy, job losses, debt, the shrinking pound and negative equity.

It all brings to mind the 1945 general election. Back then, Churchill really did save the world, but he still got thrown out of office. Gordon Brown must be secretly hoping that there will be several more opportunities to save the world between now and June 2010.