Thirteen years of Labour mis-government have been airbrushed from history by the BBC just like the Medieval Warm Period.
We once had a Labour Prime Minister called Tony Blair and a Chancellor named Gordon Brown, who went on to become Prime Minister himself.
If you only get your news from the BBC that all might come as a bit of a shock.
Today all that changed. The archives have been rifled and dusted down, the story fixed and the tone set right.
We are now offically allowed to hear about Blair and Brown and even that they made the odd mistake….all in the best possible interest of the country naturally.
How so? What has changed?
Well for a start the BBC has a new/old recruit dragged in through the BBC’s revolving door that connects it directly to Labour Party HQ as ex Labour MP James Purnell is given the job of Director of Strategy at the BBC….but it’s OK….he quit his Labour government job in disgust at Gordon Brown’s policies.
What’s the strategy? Get the Labour Party elected naturally. I joke.
The BBC clearly have to now mention Brown and his misdemeanours and Purnell’s antipathy towards Brown so that their ‘new boy’ is cleared of any likely charge of bias….a good try…unlikely to succeed.
Secondly Ed Miliband has relaunched, rebranded and rebooted his Party with a little ‘mea culpa’…..Brown got it wrong on taxes and abandoned the working class.
The BBC has to again mention Brown and his little errors of judgement, just enough for Miliband to apologise and then promise it will all be so different under a new Labour…no that’s been done hasn’t it? It’s good old Old Labour under Red Ed. Back to the future, with lessons learned, fingers burned.
Two mentions of Gordon Brown in one day on the BBC….with the BBC you know you really are history once they start airbrushing you back into the picture.