I just watched Gordon deliver his speech as to why we are in Afghanistan, and why we are going to stay. I really wanted to listen to this explanation, which our nation desperately needs. After about 5 minutes he just lost me. It was as if I had taken a whole pack of sleeping tablets and my mind was incapable of keeping focus.
Where are his speech writers, the expert communicators, spin doctors or whatever you want to call them, whose job it is to help him to communicate in a manner that can be easily understood? Maybe he no longer trusts them or perhaps he shouts at them so much they no longer feel able to function.
I don't warm to Gordon at all, however I continually stand back and have to admire the sheer resilience of the man. Not in regard to his policies, but in the way he manages to keep functioning in what must be a miserable job at the moment.