Friday, 21 September 2007
Polly is disappointed with Gordon
Good news for Labour. Polly Toynbee, who had crudely created a version of Gordon Brown in her own image to complement her dislike of his predecessor, now realises that she was wrong (though she has to mask her disappointment in the notion that the supposed 'dire Blairite predictions' were misplaced). Gordon is not going to throw the New Labour baby out with the bathwater, and as one of its key architects, he intends to do all he can to win the next election, precisely so he can continue to achieve the economic success that allows us to be the biggest investor in pre-school education in the developed world, and to make big inroads into reducing child poverty. Polly's prescription would put all that at risk. His speechwriters should look elsewhere for sound advice.