The Love Labour's Lost

A big falling out of lovers last night - The Sun no longer loves Labour. After 12 years of adoration from the best-selling tabloid in Britain, Gordon Brown is out in the cold. He's dumped.

And, like many splits, it's acrimonious. Now that the rose-tinted spec's are off, the many, many faults in the former sweetheart are glaringly obvious. And they're gonna get told.

The Sun's "Dear John" letter to Gordo' doesn't just dump him: it kicks him in the nuts and cuts up all his suits, stamps on his glass eye and shits on his sofa.

Even the timing was deliberate - puncture Gordon's bubble just as he's finished inflating it. Nip the 'fightback' in the bud.

But why dump him? Here's wot the Sun says:

Britain feels broken . . . and the Government is out of excuses.

FAILED on law and order ... Knife murders are soaring. Smirking criminals routinely walk free in the name of political correctness, while decent people live in a virtual police state of snooping cameras and petty officials empowered to spy and to punish.

FAILED on schools .. four in 10 kids ... still unable to read, write or add up properly. ... every year "grade inflation" ensures record GCSE and A-level passes to fuel Government propaganda.

FAILED on health - spending billions on clipboard-ticking target managers instead of on frontline care.

FAILED our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, leaving them to die through chronic under-funding and the shambolic leadership of dismal Defence Secretaries like Bob Ainsworth.

Billions more spent, insanely, making benefits more lucrative than a pay cheque - creating a huge, idle underclass for whom work is a dirty word.

And then, the Sun's view on why Gordon and Labour did all this:

And all along the Government has had one overriding concern: Itself.

Labour's driving ambition has not been to improve Britain. It has been to retain power at all costs - with no lie judged too great in its ruthless and relentless self-promotion.

That is a fact Gordon Brown cannot escape, for all his rhetoric yesterday - his rewriting of history, his absurd caricature of the "heartless" Tories, his tired promises to solve problems he has had 12 years to solve.

That's told 'em, eh? It's a safe bet that McBroon will be choking on his cornflakes this morning.



Captain Haddock said...

What else could one expect of the Sun ?

Like Parliament itself, an organisation with more "faces" than a box of Kippers ..

The level of readership at which it is aimed is amply demonstrated by its employment of such odious and slimy little toads as "Toilets" Maguire ..

Snowolf said...

Sure it's a cynical ploy by the paper, one correspondent on Sky News this morning likened it to walking into the bookies to back Man Utd when they're 5-0 up against 8 man Hartlepool with 10 mins left, but at least the major print outlet in the country is spelling what Labour are about out in simple terms.

It won't make who or whatever replaces them any better, but you can only fight one enemy at a time.

Longrider said...

Whatever their reasons, they are right. It's just odd that it took them so long.

JuliaM said...

I bet Nokia shares are up today!

SteveShark said...


Also a good time if your hair dryer goes tits up. Just hold a copy of the Sun in front of Gordo and get blow-dried.

Let's hope he's just sucked a breath mint...

Anonymous said...

Capt Haddock - Not wishing to appear a pedant, but Toilets works over at The Mirror.

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