Tuesday, March 20, 2007
There was another Blair 'eye-catching inishyativ' (Voltron spelling) yesterday. It was something to do with 'truly personalised services', a phrase which has the unfortunate overtone of the tart's euphemism 'personal services'. These would do something or other to make things terribly good and wonderful. Of course, nothing will happen and this particular inishyativ will be forgotten by, at the latest, 3pm, which means many of you reading this will not have the faintest idea what I am talking about. Nevertheless, I feel a list coming on. How many Blair inishyativs have there been since 1997? In particular, how many stupid, entirely ineffective ones? There was, for example, taking hoodlums to cash machines to pay on the spot fines. Blair can do inishyativs because he understands the amnesia of the contemporary electorate and the hermetic parochialism of the Westminster media. The only way to stop him or his successor is to make a list.
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 6:48 am