News from British and Canadian Conservatives

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

PM overthrown in coup

It's not only our PM who needs to watch his back at the moment. The Thai government has been overthrown by the military in association with the police. They blame his autocratic style and widespread reported corruption. They could almost be talking about Britain.

Here, it would not be the military or the police who would launch a coup of course - they're too busy fighting Blair's war in Iraq and issuing ASBOs - but Gordon Brown has already been flexing his muscles for the fight. Thailand hasn't had a coup in 15 years. Britain's lasted 17 since Margaret Thatcher was toppled in 1990. The Lib Dems have done their best to fill this void in recent months, but somehow it's just not the same when the toppled leader has no power.

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