Friday 18 July 2008

Countering the Scorched Earth policy

The Spectator's Fraser Nelson thinks that Gordon Brown is adopting a "Scorched Earth" policy designed to destroy an incoming Conservative administration in 2010:
The Scorched Earth policy has begun. The FT has a hugely significant story – that the Treasury is “working privately on plans to reform Gordon Brown’s fiscal rules” which would “initially allow for increased borrowing”. In the vernacular, Brown has realised that if the Tories win the next election the he is now spending with Cameron’s Gold Card – every by-election bribe, every union sellout will be funded by borrowing with the bill sent to D. Cameron Esq. Cameron will have to tax us to pay for what Brown is today spending.
There's an easy solution.

The Tories should wait until Brown calls the next general election and then not put up any candidates. Labour would romp home and bear full responsibility for the coming crash. After all, ZaNuLab itself introduced this very tactic at Haltemprice and Howden, did it not?

1 comment:

David Farrer said...

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David Davis (not that one)
I hope the Tories are imaginative enough to do that. But I fear they are not. Perhaps they are, and we shall be saved. 
If they did, what you say would come true and they would win the next one on a very early Vote of No Confidence. Labour would be out of power for a generation, which is enough for all the Marxo-Sartristas to die off. 
But I fear that there may be too many lefty-sympathisers in the Tory party for it to not want to win the next election.

18 July 2008, 21:09:32 GMT+01:00