Monday 27 October 2008

Gordon Brown.. sinister or stupid?

Gordon Brown's comments regarding Osborne and Mandelson, relayed in the Telegraph this morning, show us his true colours. The Electoral commission have made it clear that there is nothing to investigate in the Osborne case, just as the European commission appear to have done in the case of Mandelson.

Gordon Brown backed Lord Mandelson and again called for an inquiry into the "illegal" approach by Mr Osborne.

The Prime Minister told BBC Scotland: "This was an issue where someone had tried to get a donation from a foreign citizen and that is unlawful. It is clearly unlawful. It's in the legislation of Parliament that it's unlawful to take, or solicit, or even to further the objective of acquiring foreign donations.

"That is the issue and that is what has got to be investigated and I know that the Electoral Commission has been asked to do it, the Parliamentary authorities. It's a matter for these authorities, it's not a matter for me."

On the accusation levelled at Lord Mandelson, who he brought back into the Cabinet earlier this month, he said: "What I actually think is that when these things are investigated by the authorities and the authorities say there's nothing, there's nothing to look at, there's nothing that's causing a problem, that unless people have any other evidence, it should be left as having been dealt with."

Either the Prime Minister doesn't read the newspapers, or he is stupid enough to directly contradict himself in the most flagrant way from one paragraph to the next, or - and this is the sinister bit - he believes that what is lawful and what isn't depends on whether you are a member of his cabinet.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A little from column A and a little from column B, methinks.

I think Brown can see that Osborne hasn't done anything illegal, but at the same time we know he absolutely hates him. So maybe he is just hoping he has done something illegal. At the same time, it's obvious that Brown just wants to keep this story going to deflect attention from Mandelson and his idiotic economical experiments.