Monday, February 23, 2009
The 'Initiative-itis' of Gordon Brown
I gather our dear Prime Minister has informed us that we are living in an "Era of action and interaction". How profound of him. This of course contrasts with Peter Mandelson's speech last week when he said politicians should beware of action for action's sake. He's right. Brown suffers from 'initiative-itis', which has resulted in government ministers running round like headless chickens trying to look like they have a strategy - when in fact all they have are a series of announcements which amount to very little. That's not action, it's called fiddling while Rome burns.