布朗的真面目

最终,布朗从布莱尔手中接任英国首相一职,因而好像理所当然地实现了其终身的雄心。这是他的第一个问题。他并非经过选举上任,即不是工党,也不是英国选民。他只不过是继承了他长久以来认为本应是他的东西。

那么,布朗将会如何获得作为英国新领导人的合法性呢?现在唯一清楚的事情就是,如果他仅仅重蹈布莱尔过去十年中的复辙,那么他就不会获得合法性。

布朗的第二个问题是第一个问题的翻版。作为整个布莱尔政府任期内的重要成员,布朗要对布莱尔的所作所为分担责任。政治评论家们有时宣称他们二人的基本政治态度存在重要分歧。但是实际上,布朗一直躲在幕后,娴熟地管理着经济,但是在重大政治问题上保持缄默和深不可测,而且明显地支持布莱尔所做的所有事情。

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