Oh, dear, it seems that the Labour government has once again been caught with their collective trousers down, this time over the smearing of opposition politicians.
A former advisor to the Prime Minister, Damian McBride, was forced resign at the weekend after he allegedly sent private emails smearing the behaviour of Conservative MPs. When they were leaked in public, he admitted to making those smears, promptly apologised and quit his job.
More of the same awful stench continues to stick to the Labour government at a time of rising crime, unemployment and social tension, and it serves them right. It’s clear that Gordon Brown hasn’t learnt from the mistakes of his predecessor, Tony “I’m a straight sort of guy” Blair. According to reports, he had plans to personally send written letters to those who were smeared by McBride to sort the problem out, but the reality is that the damage was done a very long time ago.
The government has once again failed to deal with the alleged culture of putting PR before policy. Brown said, for the umpteenth time, that he will clean up British politics. However, he has been saying that for nearly two years now… and the situation isn’t getting any better.