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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Toll me back from thee to my sole Self

Just caught a minute of BBC1's Question Time, chaired by the garrulous and self-regarding David Dimbleby. Self-regarding literally, this time, as he watched Will Self lay into the career-crazy fascists of New Labour, who now propose to persecute the unemployed after a decade of encouraging them to remain on benefit. As he says, they had the time, the money and the ideology to sort it out, and they didn't do it; and in some damningly characteristic way, they're slapping people who are down already. Lethal. I may have to start liking the white-nosed sleazebag, after all.

His target is the type who may not have realized that they were driving David Kelly to suicide, but probably don't much care that they did, so long as the trail was brushed. My only concern is that the public generally may be starting to feel as I do, in which case we are entering dangerous territory.

2 comments:

Nick Drew said...

they had the time, the money and the ideology to sort it out

he might have added the unassailable Parliamentary majority, too

yes, the great indictment of Blair and Brown is that they had it all, and pissed it up the wall

the public generally may be starting to feel as I do, in which case we are entering dangerous territory

even little things like the overwhelming Manchester 'no' vote are symptomatic

Brown is probably deluding himself on the 'keep ahold of nurse' vote: and he had better not even contemplate the € ...

Sackerson said...

That's all Manchester needed in the credit crunch: a reason not to go there.