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Getting Irate So That You Don't Have To

Thursday, 20 March 2008

It's Official - The Government Is Never Wrong

I saw this quote on BBC News' website yesterday but didn't mention it because I thought it must have been taken out of context. This morning I checked Hansard. It hadn't.

Responding to David Cameron congratulating him on coming to "the right decision" to meet the Dalai Lama to discuss Tibet, Gordon Brown really did say

"We make the right decisions at all times."

No acknowledgement of Cameron's generosity, no humility, just a blanket assertion that the government is never, never wrong. Ever.

I truly believe that only a big-government-loving socialist could even dream of coming up with such a staggeringly arrogant and self-congratulatory remark.