19 June 2009

Quote of the day

Following his u-turn on the secrecy of the Iraq inquiry, I have to wonder if the Prime Minister is losing the place (here):
Mr Brown, in Brussels for a summit of EU leaders, told The Independent: "I am in favour of openness and transparency and we balance that with the interests of national security and the desire of people to give the information they want to the inquiry."

Leave aside the sheer mendacity of this statement. Ask yourself what kind of self-delusions he must be suffering to think that on a Monday he can announce a secret inquiry while the Thursday following he can opine that he is in favour of openness and transparency. Bizarre.

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