I'm just a simple and rather thick old soldier. Thus recently some political events have left me somewhat bemused. 'Bottler' Brown, unelected by the enfranchised population as I recall, said, or uttered words to the effect: ". .I want to set out my vision for the future...". He then said, and I heard these words: "I am responsible for all that happens in Downing Street". My confusion is that he effectively ran the United Kingdom for the ten years 'twixt May 1997 and June 2007, whilst the 'grinning spiv' pranced about the globe ignoring Britain and attempting to be a serious player on the world's stage. What is new about his vision now? Further, his being responsible for all that happens in Downing Street surely makes 'Captain' Darling's appointment irrelevant and unnecessary. Strikes me that the appalling and thieving 'clunking fist' is just a bag of the brown smelly stuff! What have we done to deserve two successive ego-freaks running our country?