There must be nights when Prime Minister Gordon Brown wishes he had never heard of George Bush or the United States or Iraq, but, unfortunately, his nation has been tremendously impacted by events from the former colony. His Labor Party suffered overwhelming losses in local elections which most probably have resulted in the loss of over 300 seats while the opposing Conservative Party has gained at least 200. The British people have gradually come to the conclusion the Labor Party loused up by joining in the Iraq war, and then their nation was hammered by the American economic collapse. To add to the mess on his hands, Brown now confronts daily stories about members of Parliament who padded their expense accounts.
In the past few days, the Defense Secretary, the Transport Secretary, and the Employment Minister have all resigned. But, the latest blow came from Caroline Flint, European Minister who not only resigned but blasted Brown as anti-female. “I have the greatest respect for the women who have served as full ministers of Cabinet and for those who attend as and when required. However, few are allowed in your inner circle. Several of the women attending Cabinet –myself included– have been treated by you as little more than female window dressing. I am not willing to attend Cabinet in a peripheral capacity any longer.”
We have yet to hear from the cleaning women or any servants.