From Bloomberg interviewing Alistair Darling in ChongChing
Prime Minister Gordon Brown's Labour government must "sharpen'' its political program and way of communicating to revive its popularity with British voters, Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling said. We have got to make sure that in other areas we sharpen ourselves up, that we have a clear message of what we are about," Darling said in an interview today in Chongqing, China.
Darling is the most senior member of the Brown's ruling Labour Party to call for a change in tactics since opinion polls showed the administration's support slipping behind the Conservative opposition. Labour lawmakers including former Home Secretary David Blunkett and Greg Pope have questioned Brown's decision to raise taxes on the poorest wage earners. With house prices falling and mortgage lenders choking off loans to consumers, Conservatives are making inroads in undermining Brown's record on the economy.
Darling's not even close to the truth. The Labour Party have ratified the Lisbon Treaty assigning all powers to govern Britain over to the European Union. They did that without a holding a referendum which they promised to do at the last General Election in 2005. As a result they have no further right to take part in any future British elections, to carry on the pretence that they are a government, or that they believe in democracy.
The Labour government is a political and economic disaster, which should be buried at the earliest opportunity.
Is that a clear enough message for you, Alistair?