Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Lesson From Robert the Bruce

Tracy Corrigan, in today's Daily Telegraph compares Robert the Bruce to Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling. She relates the story of how Robert the Bruce, on the run from his enemies and hiding in a cave, was inspired to redouble his efforts by the sight of spider spinning a web. Tracy Corrigan continues:

"Each time it failed, it simply started again. This is purported to be the origin of the maxim "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again." He did, and he went on to drive the English out of Scotland. His fellow countrymen Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling have taken this message to heart."

It would seem Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling have more than taken the message to heart and, therefore, her comparison is slightly askew.

This time it is two Scotsmen trying to totally wreck the country!

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