The race for the position of Worst Prime Minister in British History is hotting up, as Gordon Brown tussles with Anthony Eden for first place. Currently, the rugged Scot appears to have the edge over the English Gentleman. The grocer’s daughter, Lady Thatcher, is miles behind, despite her sledge-hammer attempt to re-impose the infamous medieval poll tax.
After hanging on to rock bottom in the opinion polls for a staggering six months, Brown is becoming such a miserable failure that even Eden’s international humiliation over Suez can’t thwart Brown of his rightful place in the pantheon of British PMs.
On a serious note, since my last blogging attempt, I have been captivated by the Shakespearian tragedy that is Gordon Brown. Having coveted the office of Prime Minister for much of his life, he is realising his limit. It happens to us all, but rarely under the merciless glare of the media spotlight and an audience if millions.
“I don’t think Anthony can do it”, Churchill is supposed to have said about his successor Eden. Tony Blair could have been just as prophetic about his own successor.