Saturday, June 10, 2017

May is not the new Gordon Brown - she is the Anti-Brown

When Theresa May became Prime Minister it was suggested by several people such as John Rentoul and Alex Massie that she was the Tory equivalent of Gordon Brown.

Whatever else comes out of the next few months, I think that comparison is not going to be made any more.

Gordon Brown lost a lot of his moral authority, and was regarded by many people until now as having made his worst mistake, when he didn't call a general election in 2007.

(Though I suspect some people who used to think that may have just changed their minds.)

Theresa May joins Harold Wilson as the archetypical example of a PM who made exactly the opposite mistake.

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