It is about courage in politics. It is about taking decisions that, while unpopular, are at least thought through. That is why Mr Brown’s pre-emptive decision on Trident last week was so depressing. It is not whether it is right or wrong — and I have seen virtually no evidence to show that the defence of the realm requires us to update our American- directed deterrent — but because it was based in the tired old notions of laying to rest past demons and/or making impending lunches with certain newspaper editors less difficult.
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Angry man bites 'attack dog'
John Kampfner thinks that Charles Clark's return to the fray to savage John Reid and Tony Blair points to a deeper problem: