Brownfall – Fear And Loathing In Downing Street
More extracts from the Dark Lords book The Third Man, from behind the Times pay wall with the revelation Fear and Loathing at No 10.
Is it interesting or just another tired cliché that The Times should have gone for what a generation ago would have been cutting edge satire but it is now thanks to Jonny Depp just a weird film, which bares little resemblance to the original book by Hunter S Thompson.
A good deal of time has passed since Aardvark read Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas but if memory serves Aardvark correctly there is a line in the book that goes “There is nothing more depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge”, which was something to do with an overweight Samoan attorney.
This could of course could be applied to Gordon Brown as “There is nothing more depraved than a man in the depths of a power binge”, look how many days it took Brown to come down from his power trip before he could get his shit together and leave No 10.
Somehow “We were 20 miles south of Kircaldy when the bats struck” does not have the same ring as Barstow, which is a bit unfair as both places are shitholes in the ass end of nowhere.
One thing that does ring true, Lord Baldemort would make a great lounge lizard.
The basic gist of todays extracts is that the Cabinet sank in to more disloyalty and despair as Brown led them into an election they knew they could never win, which is hardly ground breaking news.
The senior figures in the Labour party never had the balls or the courage to get rid of the Scottish Albatross around their necks, so they have no one but themselves to blame really.
Good luck to Mandelson if he can turn a buck telling us what we already know, quite why anyone should pay Mandelson or The Times money for this story is a mystery,