Thursday, 28 June 2007

A New Day Dawns


It's not often that we awake, in the UK, to a new Prime Minister running our country. In the last 25 years, it's happened only 3 times, after all (and that's including today!). So, the occasion should give us pause to reflect, perhaps, on what the future might hold under Gordon Brown.

There are those who would dismiss Bill Blunt as someone who skips lightly across the pond of life, and ducks the hard political issues. Not so. I'm as much at ease discussing the future prospects for the nation as I am the Eurovision Song Contest. Anyone who takes even a cursory glance at the list of topics covered by my blog will see that I cast my net widely.

And so, what of this Brownian future?

Expect a big announcement on something major, soon. Just as he stunned the world by handing over responsibility for setting interest rates to the Bank of England on his first day as Chancellor, so he'll want to stamp his mark on the history books with some dramatic change. It's Gordon's way. He's a man of substance to Blair's style. He's a thinker with a rigorous, intellectual mind, where Blair was an instinctive popularist. I doubt he'll be so easily pulled into the role of lapdog to the American President in quite the way that Blair was.

For what it's worth (and I have never held a brief for the man) I think he will be good for Britain.

4 comments:

Daddy Papersurfer said...

as will be the comeback of the 'Spice Girls' Mr Blunt - heady days indeed!

Shinade said...

I will try to put away my alter ego MoonDanzer and remember my softer side. However, I one thing to say concerning this topic! Thankg God there is yet another person that will not bow to our current tyrant of a president across the seas here in America. And that my dear friend is as soft as I can speak under any personality concerning Bush!! Thank you for this wonderful news!~Jackie

Bill Blunt said...

Well, time will tell with Gordon, Jackie. But one thing's for certain: his nose couldn't possibly be as Brown as Blair's was when it came to Bush...

Anonymous said...

Still haven't been told who my Minister is as yet so all correspondence to date remains 'to whom it may concern' I suspect that is fairly accurate as the grey layer of Civil Servants won't be a changing!