Paul Vallely: Mr Brown’s crisis of credibility
Posted: 06 May 2009 @ 00:00
Public scepticism may now extend to all government policies
IT DID NOT take long for the jokes to begin. “I was so worried about swine flu that I phoned the NHS Direct helpline; but all I got was crackling.” “I think I might have got it, because I’m covered in rashers.” But my favourite was from a friend whose daughter asked whether we might all get swine flu and bird flu at the same time. “Pigs might fly,” was his reply.
This last one is particularly instructive. It says something about the natural scepticism of the British. Of ...
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