Gordon Brown’s performance in this morning’s interview with Andrew Marr was pathetic beyond description. It shows a man losing his grip on power and trying to convince himself, his cabinet, his party and everyone else that things aren’t as bad as they seem to be. When he started to talk about fairness and responsibility I nearly choked on my tea.
His is the “government” which has done nothing to prevent the illegal interception – without the customer’s knowledge and without due judicial process – of thousands of peoples’ internet communications data by BT and Phorm. Some would say his government is complicit. Others might say they are collaborators. Either way it is his government, civil service, watchdogs, Police and CPS that offered no obstacle to BT and Phorm and refused to enforce the law.