Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Angry man bites 'attack dog'

John KampfnerJohn Kampfner thinks that Charles Clark's return to the fray to savage John Reid and Tony Blair points to a deeper problem:

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.

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