Posts Tagged ‘Conservative’

These last couple of weeks have proved to be very tricky for Gordon Brown and his beleaguered Labour government. We had the row over immigration after Nick Griffin’s controversial appearance on Question Time, and the contentious sacking of Professor David Nutt after he dared to state his belief (and pretty much scientifically-backed view) that cannabis was far less harmful than alcohol and tobacco. Coming so soon after the scandal over MPs’ expenses as well as the general feeling of disappointment over how his Cabinet have handled the worldwide economic down-turn (in their defence I think they were damned whatever they tried to do), these represent damaging blows to a Government which is already holed below the waterline.