There has been various talk in the blogosphere and in newspaper comments recently about how Gordon Brown is not being honest when it comes to Labour's spending plans after the next election. There is a debate going on as to whether it would make sense for David Cameron or other opponents of his to call him a liar directly.
Wednesday, 1 July 2009
I have even read a suggestion that Cameron should do it at PMQs and then refuse to take it back thus breaking parliamentary procedure to underline how serious the situation is.
I am sure Cameron won't do this and I would be surprised if any senior politician does it in the chamber. They will find forms of words that mean the same thing but fall short of actually doing it. I can understand why as well. It would drag the whole debate down.
That however does not stop the media and bloggers from doing it. As we have already seen recently, Fraser Nelson has put his head above the parapet to widespread acclaim for having the guts to stand up to Ed Balls.
This needs to happen more. Labour will only get away with it if their lies remain unexposed but I think they underestimate the power of the blogosphere and the new media.
Brown is embarking upon a dangerous experiment and it is one that I think he will eventually regret.