Mr President, I don’t know why, but every time I hear a premature claim of victory, I think of President Bush the Younger standing on the deck of that aircraft carrier announcing victory in Iraq in 2003. Mr President that war went on for a long time after then, in fact, it’s still going. The government’s talk about the budget being back on track. Likewise, it is very premature.
I’m not a monarchist but I do like the Queen. Especially when she asks pertinent questions as she did in 2009 when visiting the London School of Economics. Referring to the Global Financial Crisis she asked her learned hosts: “Why did no one see it coming?”