In the land of the blind, Dan Hodges is king: Well, as you know, Mr. Hodges only has one eye following (if memory serves) an altercation in a pub in which he acted with bravery and was 'glassed' for his troubles. Anyway, in his column in The Mail today, this stalwart Labour party supporter has, so to speak, bitten the bullet and announced that he intends to vote Tory at the election.
Labour is in this mess precisely because it does not believe it should be held accountable. It believes the British people – in particular the working class – owe it a living. ‘It doesn’t matter what we say or do,’ the party has smugly told itself year after year. ‘Working people will still back us. Maybe not enough to form a Government, but we can still luxuriate in opposition.’
That about sums up what passes for political thinking in the mad, mad world of 'Labourland'. They deserve everything they are about to get!
Donald Trump: 'The Painted Turd': There's nothing quite like a nice glass of vitriol to start your day and they don't come more vitriolic than that offered by Mr. David Cole over at 'Takimag'. Give it a read and weep as you laugh.
My man Kamm speaks: Well, he writes rather than speaks but you know what I mean. Also, I don't really 'know' Oliver Kamm, it's just that years ago when I first discovered blogging, his was one of my favourite blogs - even though I didn't always agree with him. Then, alas, 'my ex-best friend, Rupe', hired him as a columnist at The Times which I do not read because I can't afford it! However, from time to time Oliver pops up in other places such as this piece at CapX - and no, me neither! He is always worth reading despite the fact that he is that rare breed, a convinced Blairite, and also a totally committed 'Remoaner'.
The 'Hefferlump' gives a Gallic shrug: Whilst our election is more or less 'a given', in France it is a total lottery. Simon Heffer in The Telegraph boils it down to just one certainty, that if Mde. Le Pen is one of the two finishers to face any of the other candidates in a fortnight's time - she wins. Quel dommage!
More rumbles later . . .