Friday, September 22, 2006
Superb article by my good friend George Walden. George tells truth to power, a tough job when the powerful persist in denying how powerful they are. For him, David Cameron, like Blair, is a condescending toff, a familiar figure in British politics. I'm not quite sure how George will feel about the poll in the same edition of the Guardian which shows that people prefer Cameron to Gordon Brown for just about every imaginable reason. The one question they didn't ask was whether they prefer a Toff to a Scot. But I think I know the answer. This will provide Blair with further justification for what I suspect may have been his game plan all along - to keep his job through the next election. All he has to say is that a leadership contest will be too divisive and all his spin-fiends have to say is that polls show that Brown wouldn't win anyway. I am probably wrong, I dislike and know little about politics. But, in case I'm right, you read it here first.
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 1:57 pm