It couldn’t have been a better day to bury bad news. Gordon Brown’s rescue package for the world’s crumbling financial system has blown his defeat on 42 days off the front pages. Let’s hope his judgement on the bank bail out is better than it was on the war on terror.
To be fair, the justice system was never his strong point. One wag once suggested that there were only two policy areas where Gordon Brown was weak: home affairs and foreign affairs. While he is back in his comfort zone on the economy he will thrive, despite the grimness of the situation for the rest of us.
On 42 days he has been saved from himself by the wisdom of the House of Lords. He should count himself lucky and not try to meddle in this area again.