By sheer coincidence this blog came up with the very same wheeze yesterday. Great minds…. It’s also immensely gratifying to see Lord Meddlesome of Fey’s magnum opus hasn’t made it into the remainder bin yet. It was Old Holborn. He done it.
Having little else to do this morning, apart from fielding a complaint from my eurozealot neighbour and his harpy of a wife about this flag…. ….which has been fluttering gaily atop my summer house roof since Sunday, I thought I’d have a little fun with Old Holborn’s Labour List Automatic Quote Generator (scroll to bottom […]
There’s quite a sensible piece by Eddie Bone in the New Statesman today, or very nearly. The basic premise is that Labour should devote a large part of its time in opposition to rediscovering itself in England, and reconnecting with the English political base that it lost through its badly drafted and deliberate policies of […]
A fine and rigorously argued post by John Ward over at The Slog challenges the latest incarnation of left wing Utopian orthdoxy, The Spirit Level. Going back over a hundred years before the CIA was ever imagined, Jeremy Bentham proposed – without the benefit of any data – exactly that truthful empiricism of balance: ‘the […]
If yesterday’s hagiography wasn’t enough to convince you that Ed Balls is the only candidate for the Labour leadership who will guarantee that they stop bothering us for the next twenty years, surely this ringing endorsement from Gorgeous George Galloway will tip the balance in his favour. Welcome backing from Britain’s leading Press TV Presenter: […]
Ed “Flipper” Balls, this blog’s preferred candidate for leading Labour into a twenty-year trek through the political wilderness, is clearly not afraid to exploit a tragedy for personal gain, as can be seen in this cri de coeur in today’s Groan. Coincidentally, evidence emerged today of just what a resounding success Mr Balls and his […]
Remember those heady days….ooh….about a month ago when the Coalition came up with a cracking wheeze to make us feel that they actually represent us and that our vote means something? Remember the ‘Programme for Government’? Well, with what some might think is indecent haste (surely they can’t have prepared the answers before launching the […]