A humourless, dour, anally retentive control freak whose idea of a good night out is.... well... who the fu*k knows?
The mastermind behind the Inland Revenue's stealth taxation campaign where Income tax stays steady but every other tax (i.e. VAT, road tax, Council tax, alcohol duty, inheritance tax, capital gains tax etc.) slips slowly upward. Quelle surprise!
As of July 2006 the PM in waiting... waiting for one of the sleaze allegations to get TCB out of the top job.
Couple of problems with this is Tone shows about as much likelihood to quit the PM job as the Western Front showed movement in 1916 - and Gordy's own party is starting to question do they want him?
[October 2006. Thirty more sleaze allegations for labour, twenty more incompetences revealed... and he's STILL waiting]
[December 2006. Cash for honours, BAE's Saudi bribe investigation mysteriously cancelled etc. And on it goes]
Gordon Brown was one of the main protagonists/enthusiasts for Scottish devolution when the Labour Party was looking for ways to stymie the SNP and grab the last few votes. Since devolution the expected backlash from the English in respect of the West Lothian Question has created pressure to allow the Scottish full independence or alternatively, redress the spectacular inequalities this introduced by disallowing Scottish MPs from voting on matters in the commons that affect English voters only.
In light of the problems this may cause for his premiership of the UK (he is a Scottish MP), he has been backpedaling furiously and has now evolved (a very loose term for his kind) into a fully fledge Unionist. Too little too late as far as English voters are concerned. The cat is well and truly out of the bag.