Monday, 8 June 2009
Posted by Sarah Pellew
I have never met Gordon Brown and the chances are that I never will. I have to make a judgement, therefore, by reading about him, watching the media and from my own gut instinct. At the moment, and, let's face it, for some time now, he has reminded me of a large bull trapped up to his haunches in a mud pit, floundering wildly, trying to escape with his dignity intact.
He is surrounded by colleagues, journalists and the people of the UK, all of whom know that he is not going to find the way out. The only person in this country who appears to be totally unaware that his time is up, is Gordon Brown.
He became Prime Minister by default and this galls me. The arrogance in his demeanour, the way he believed that he was for some reason "owed" the leadership and therefore the post of Prime Minister really gets my goat. He ploughs ahead, blind to the damage he is doing to both his party and the country.
There comes a time when good leadership means that you have to let go. When you are remaining at your post for the wrong reasons, like a 5 year old who doesn't want to give up a favourite toy, then you should be ashamed. Gordon Brown, you should be ashamed at this desperate clinging to power. Your time has come. It came a long time ago and the results of the recent elections are the people trying to tell you that you are arrogant, you are wrong and you should do the decent thing and resign.