Gordon Brown and the Smith institute

As if to prove that there are two sides to every story, the BBC and Guido have taken completely different conclusions from the Charity Commission’s report into the Smith Institute. I have to say though, I love the phrase “positively Nixonian”.

I used to write and get paid, now I read and don’t.

Former UUP staffer, currently living in London. @mjshilliday

  • cynic

    Whoever did what I find it interesting that, in an investigation into the activities of the Smith institute

    1 the PM refsued to co-operate with the Charity commission or answer any questions

    2 they chose not to seek to compel him

    That about says it all.

  • wild turkey

    ‘I have to say though, I love the phrase “positively Nixonian”. ‘

    Its been rumoured that Oliver Stone has offered Anthony Hopkins the lead role in a forthcoming Bio-Epic, ‘Brown: The Curse of Jonah’

  • cynic


    I misread the report and my earlier post is incorrect. THE PM refused to comment on the report (as he was entitled to) not to answer questions.

    Suggest you remove it.


  • Michael Shilliday

    No…….you were right……take a look at Guido’s post.

  • pith

    Elsewhere it is called ‘links’. Here it is ‘Michael Shilliday’. Come up with something of your own man.