What do you know. The much heralded revelations in Andrew Rawnsley’s latest book have done nothing to dent the serious attrition in David Cameron’s lead in the opinion polls, so that now the best he is heading for is a hung parliament. That could because the voters are much more concerned with policies than personalities, and they don’t trust the Conservatives to look after the poor and powerless in the continuing recession.
Or it could be that the electorate would ratther have a leader who sometimes loses his temper and bullies than the wimps in the Labour cabinet, not one of whom was prepared to stand up and be counted by forcing a leadership contest, when Brown was far more unpopular than he is now.
And maybe voters prefer such a leader to smoothies like Cameron and Clegg, who can charm the pants off a donkey.
Yes, four civil servants have made complaints of bullying. Yes, Brown is a big and powerful man with a clunking fist. But even Rawnsley does not accuse Brown of using that clunking fist, except to hammer his pen into the front seat of his car to give vent to his rage.
And thesse civil servants are adult males. How would they have got on in the War Cabinet with Winston Churchill, who frequently bullied the generals. How would they have got on with Lyndon B. Johnsom, an even bigger and more powerful man who also had the generals quaking in their shoes?
I could write more about this. But any moment now the Daily Novel is being taken off-line for some much delayed tidying up.иконииконописikoniсвети георгиikoniхудожник на икониИкони на светциХудожникОткъде да купя иконаидея за подаръкsondaji