Archive for October, 2003

October 31st, 2003

and in the darkness bind them

While the Tories continue to self-destruct across the water the mind boggles that Michael Howard, a man so astute, artful and politically minded that he was out-manouvred by Anne Widdecombe(!!!), may soon be leader. Tom Watson has a list of his other, more redemming qualities…

As usual last words to Ken MacLeod

IDS out

It’s cheap and easy for those of us who have always hated the Tories to gloat over the current mess in the Tory party. The party that bestrode the 80s like Godzilla has reduced itself to one that can’t mobilize even its natural base of scabs, spivs, spies and kulaks, possibly because it’s hard to say ’scabs, spivs, spies and kulaks’ while drunk. A party whose sole defining policy, hostility to the Euro and the European Union, is actually quite popular well inside Labour lines, but which has made Eurosceptics look like somebody conversing with a litter bin while rummaging in it for food. A party that replaces a man who looks as if he’s been replaced by his own waxwork with a man who looks like he sleeps in a coffin. A party that can’t effectively oppose the most distrusted Prime Minister in living memory.

But -

But nothing. As I said, it’s cheap and easy for those of us who have always hated the Tories to gloat over the current mess in the Tory party. So go ahead and enjoy yourself.

October 28th, 2003

I aten’t dead

I got a postcard from Hilary and Jamie so here it is.

They have also been complaining that my blog should be decleared DOA. But I think that may be a bit premature…