Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Voters Turn C-Word On Brown

Bumbling Brown is being forced to crawl out of the bunker to utter the C-word to trade unionists and the country. But the public is already muttering its own C-word, as an opinion poll shows ‘literally anyone’ would make a better PM. What a sorry state of affairs when the country has to wait with bated breath for deluded Brown to state the bleedin' obvious over cuts. It must be tempting just to stay at home popping the happy pills.

Today's the day the struggling Supreme Leader will finally own up to the fact his fag-end government will have to introduce some public spending cuts to get the country out of recession. No doubt sprinkled with a few choice "tough choices".

It's all a tad too late. Borrowing Brown's missed the boat. He should have come clean sooner rather than dithering around.

But instead of coming clean, the government is set to withdraw to its comfort zone of 'cuts, but not yet' - manna from heaven for the Tories.

The Orange Party suspects this is more about general election political posturing than having the future of the country at heart. It boils down to timing and when the dreaded axe should start to fall. Timing - just a neat political tactic to defuse doubts over a dreadful dithering government until after the election.

Bouncy Brown still thinks he's on a winner playing the 'Tory cuts' card for all its worth as the gloom 'lifts' on recession depression. But a savvy public have seen through the sham. New Labour-loving stooges can argue the government’s approach is right and Tory policy is a recipe for disaster until they're blue in the face.

On Friday, the Orange Party pleaded with the PM to crawl out of the bunker and come clean:

"The public is fed up with the arrogance of a fag-end government. No wonder deluded Brown's depressed. Show some leadership man. Come clean over cuts. Stop political point scoring and sitting on the fence. Let the voting public have their say and decide who to trust with the inevitable axe."

Today's Populous poll for The Times reveals a growing, grumbling 'anyone but Brown' mood in the Labour camp. But there's no-one capable of taking over the helm of Brown's sinking ship. They're swimming against the tide, stuck with silly-Billy-no-mates Brown.

Around half the population believes "literally anyone" from New Labour's top ranks could do a better job than useless Brown. Even daft David Miliband comes out top as an alternative.

Dazed voters are left a muddled mess of mixed messages with Brown's silly 0% Tory cuts vs his 0% rise. 'Nasty' Tory vs 'nice' New Labour cuts doesn't cut any ice. Mindless 'cuts vs investment' is meaningless with a £175 billion debt hanging over the country's head.

Yesterday's speech by Mandy added to the confusion, revealing a man relishing in real power behind the throne. But everyone it seems is waiting for the struggling Supreme Leader to utter the C-word.

Revealing his true dark colours, Mandelson had the audacity to claim deceitful Brown never said that voters faced a choice between 'Tory cuts and Labour investment'. The BBC's ferret, Nick Robinson, was quick to point out fibbing Mandy had rewritten the history of the government's line on public spending cuts.

Today's TUC speech will be served up with a large dollop of Brown sauce claiming Tories cannot be trusted and threaten to put economic recovery at risk. But that's at odds with what the voting public now actually think.

Time after time opinion polls show voters believe spending cuts are inevitable whoever is in power and they actually trust Tories more than New Labour to protect frontline services.

The recent IoD/TPA study showed the way with a sensible £50 billion savings shopping list which would cut spending without hurting essential public services. Throw in scrapping Trident and ending the wasteful Afghan war and it starts to add up.

There's still around six months of cuts claptrap to go before all the Brown sauce will be history. Campbell is doing his bit in the blogosphere. But only his sad, tired old Daily Mirror and the City fats cats' Financial Times are on side.

Axe-weilding Tories haven't got it all their own way. LibDems have published a pamphlet. Bless. But cuddly Cameron is a man with a cunning cuts plan. Voters are starting to like more and more what they see and hear.

What is clear in the minds of voters is that the Tories are right about the urgent need to address the budget deficit. Borrowing beyond the current 175% of GDP is reckless, unsustainable, downright dangerous and disastrous.

Public spending will have to be slashed after more than a decade of a wasteful New Labour spending spree. The questions now are where, when, why and how heavily the axe will fall.

But Bumbling Borrowing Brown can bleat on for all he's worth. Voters don't trust a man obsessively convinced of his own rectitude nor the festering New Labour project, as far as they could throw them.

Top graphic: Gerald Scarfe, Sunday Times. Mid graphic News of the World

1 comment:

Silent Hunter said...

Great article - I loved it! :o)