BBC nicely summarises Gordon Brown's legacy
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As Blighty staggers today towards a possible LabLibDem alliance, or maybe an unholy ConservoDemocrat pact, the BBC has been busy putting together an in-depth analysis of Gordon Brown's legacy, as he prepares to to the right thing take the long walk into political oblivion.
We have to say, it's one of the Beeb's better pieces of work:
Yup, that just about sums it up. ®
One legacy he will be remember for..
Thanks to that fat scottish Nixon lookalike I could now face 5 years in jail for possessing a certain herb.
I can 100% blame Brown for this, Blair was against re-classification (as were most scientific advisers and anyone with half a brain), but bigoted Brown went full steam ahead with reclassification.
Is the country better off ? No
Is it harder to score ? No - and the quality seems to have increased
Has the price gone up ? No
Has it sorted the gang problem ? No
Did it make the government more popular ? Look at the election results.
Can I face more jail time for carrying a herb than a knife ? Yes
Hey maybe if he was watching the economy rather than giving a f*ck about what people want to smoke in their spare time the country wouldn't be so much in fail right now.
What goes around comes around
It's just like the 1970s all over again.
All we need now is some half-mad woman with steely determination (see what I did there?) and things will be following a well worn path. I even noticed the other day that our Elm trees are under fresh attack from a new disease. Let's just hope that shoulder pads and crazy hair styles aren't going to make a come back.
plenty of legacy
He wrecked the pension system for all private (ie non state) pension schemes in the country.
He abolished boom and bust - look he told me so, so it must be right.
He claimed he was responsible for the massive growth in banking profits during his time as chancellor (ie minister for banking) and so can not claim he wasn't also responsible for the crash.
His lasting legacy though is the £3,000 of debt that he has saddled every man, woman and child in this country with.
Hard to choose whether him or Blair were worse for the country, but at least Blair has largely gone.