Blogbites #1: Having your cake and eating it
Confronted with the current state-of-play in terms of MPs forced out of Westminster, Tories at LibCon are claiming that it’s because Cameron is whiter than white – he’s making every last thief go. Brown, on the other hand, is letting them stay, if they are in the Cabinet. Which is why we’ve seen resignations from Chris Grayling and Alan Duncan. Er, or not.
So far the tally stands at eight Tories standing down to five Labour, with two in the post. I’m waiting for a subsequent glut of Labour resignations, when the self-same Tories will claim proves their point, that Labour is more corrupt. A case of wishing to have one’s cake and eat it there, I think – which they may get away with, bearing in mind which newspapers have control of this particular scandal.
The debate over which Party is worse seems as pointless as arguing about who should play First Violin while the Titanic sinks, and those who engage in it demonstrate themselves to be more interested in scoring political points than they are genuinely outraged that their taxes have been put to such ridiculous uses as cleaning moats, building duck houses and an endless succession of giant televisions.
For the record, I do not even own a television.
Fatuous Piffle of the Week Award: The Young Conservative.