Some interesting developments over the weekend, Conservatives have shot up in the polls for a master piece of fake Euroscepticism. Clegg confuses patriotism and democracy with xenophobia and badmouths the institution of marriage. Never has there been a politician so keen to be unelected at the first opportunity. I grew up as an Ovaltiny when the man was usually the breadwinner, most children’s parents were married, truancy from school was rare as was violent crime. Sure, there was not much money, no colour TV, no computers but then nobody stabbed ticket collectors if you didn’t have the fare. Was it better then? Well, yes actually, it was.
A second division Tory has been sacked for going to a fancy dress party dressed as a Nazi, note not for being one, but for dressing as one at a party. Health and ‘greeny’ Fascists are ok, and there is no shortage of them, I suppose it is all a matter of perception. Ironic is it not that sacking for fancy dress at a party is the sort of thing the Nazis would have done.
What was conspicuous by its absence was the lack of reporting on the MPs who had their hands in the till but seem to have escaped prosecution. i.e. our old chum from Rotherham. But I suppose as the heat is now off, the Crown Prosecution Service can continue the celebrations of the Yuletide festivities with their political chums who are fellow graduates of Common Purpose. Trebles and funny handshakes all round as Private Eye might say if they were still a force in the land.
The phenomenon of Clegg continues I quote from his comments at the weekend “it is not the business of the state to tell us how to behave in our private lives’. Well, Cleggy yes, ‘been my point for years, is this new Lib Dem philosophy?