Brown Derangement Syndrome

Matthew Parris explains why he can't stand the current British prime minister:

What is unforgivable is the empty space in Mr Brown's head where an idea ought to be. One big idea, one bold, brave, all-consuming purpose, one gripping sense of political direction, would outweigh all the carping criticisms we may have of Brown the man.

But where there should be thought, there is only calculation.

Why else hire Mark Penn?