Monday, 18 May 2009

The Sun catches the zeitgeist

The Sun newspaper will never be behind the curve if it can help it so today's article entitled "Give Britain an election... now" is a real end of the line for Gordon Brown and the Labour Party. The piece is not a long one so I have reproduced it in its entirety:

"POLITICIANS finally got the message yesterday.

Voters have had enough of this Government, enough of greedy MPs, enough of a Commons Speaker who has turned the Mother of Parliaments into the mother of all shyster politicians.

The word on the street was loud and clear: We want an election and we want one now.

That message was hammered home as voters across the land slammed doors in the face of any MP who dared set foot on their doorsteps.

Nobody — Labour, Tory or Lib Dem — was spared.

Woe betide Gordon Brown if he ignores these angry voices.

The revelations of recent days have changed the weather.

We are rudderless and adrift in dangerous seas with nobody at the helm, a crew of discredited MPs and a Speaker who has lost all authority.

The Government is paralysed in the face of urgent and momentous challenges.

We cannot risk delay. We cannot wait another year.

There is only one way to save our debauched parliamentary democracy.

Useless Speaker Michael Martin must step down — now, not at the next election.

Every Member of Parliament must face the jury of public opinion, win the support of their constituency and put their case to the voters.

Honest ones have little to fear. Cheats deserve what is coming.

Tory leader David Cameron has consistently called for an early election.

Let’s hear that again, David.

Time is running out. In a year’s time, the EU will have signed and sealed the wretched Constitution.

A general election is your last chance to stop it. Eight out of 10 voters want a referendum. Labour promised one and then betrayed us.

If your candidate won’t support a vote, don’t give him yours.

Oliver Cromwell was a bloodthirsty tyrant, but he got it right in 1653.

He told the discredited Rump Parliament: “It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonoured by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice.

“Ye are enemies to all good government; ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money.

“Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors. In the name of God, go!”

The rest is history."

I think this Rupert Murdoch owned newspaper has decided who will be the next Prime Minister and will throw its weight behind David Cameron.

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