Ted Heath’s attitude to Margaret Thatcher was famously called ‘the great sulk’.
Gordon Brown looks like emulating Ted Heath, as his veiled swipe at Tony Blair evidences.
In giving evidence today to the International Development Select Committee meeting, when asked about the failure of African leaders to restrict themselves to two terms in office, he said,
“People make it clear, as I have, to some of these leaders that if they say something and then are not in a position to deliver it then their authority is affected by that,” he said.
“But I think it is very difficult for us to impose a rule on African countries that we do not apply ourselves,”
“It is difficult for us to say, when sometimes in our countries people serve long terms, that there should be a limit on the terms. The real issue is keeping promises.”
Not veiled at all. A fairly obvious dig at Tony Blair.