Friday, April 11, 2008

Sweeping issues under the carpet.

It must seem to Gordo that Blair's legacy is not quite what he was hoping for. Time after time he has had to pick up the pieces left behind by Blair some of which has been brushed under the carpet so far he only hears of them when they suddenly leap out as a big problem. It couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

As sweeping things under the carpet seems to be a standard ploy of this lot it can't be surprising that every now and again some of them come back to haunt them. Things like the Serious Fraud Office investigation into the BAESystems al-Yamamah deal for example. A judge has said that the SFO acted unlawfully by dropping the investigation. Read here. Although as the law was broken by Blair then I can assume that at some point when he is here next he is arrested and questioned about this. I won't hold my breath.

Meanwhile it seems that the problem is now Browns. Now the good news is that Brown has a little bit of time to think about how he handles it. The bad news is that Gordo is not known for his decision making abilities. We all know that whatever choice he makes he will screw it up. He has very few choices. He can choose to allow the investigation or he can choose to cover it up. Both have advantages and disadvantages. Whats the betting he flip flops all over the place and manages to get the disadvantages of both and none of the benefits.

It's a skill he has. The ability to turn gold into crap by mere touch. Usually people with that skill are dead by 30 or protected by rich parents.

I can't wait to see how this works out. This has the potential to have a major impact on Gordo's future. Fingers crossed.


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