I'm sorry for the absence of posts in the last few days. I'll be offline for a few days more, as I'm in the middle of moving home.
I take part in a panel discussion on international affairs on Fareed Zakaria's GPS programme on CNN this Sunday. The other panellists are Jonathan Freedland of The Guardian and John Burns of the New York Times. The discussion was pre-recorded. One of the subjects we talk about is the plight of Gordon Brown. Jonathan maintains that the promise of this most weighty and serious of politicians has not been fulfilled; I respond that the PM has in fact amply fulfilled his potential, being useless, while his electoral position is beyond repair. Anticipating this shocker of a result did not require a great deal of predictive ability.