Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Reflexive Mendacity of New Labour

Alastair Campbell, being interviewed by Iain Dale:


ID: You’ve just published the first volume of your diaries, but about a quarter of this book has already appeared, hasn’t it?

AC: No. 75 per cent is new.

Somebody criticises - lie. Even if it is completely pointless.

Friday, June 18, 2010

The moral of the Frank McAveety "story"?

If you can survive my implication that the is any connection between "morals" and senior members of the Scottish Labour party ...

That we actually demand our politicians be hypocrites. That we insist that they refuse to say, anywhere we might hear it, the things we know they say in public ...  And, yes, men do talk about attractive women - and not always in the terms they might to to them (or about them, in the hearing radius of their wives - which is, as I know well, about 40 miles!)

Monday, June 07, 2010

The Well-Trained Cynic

From young Master S-E this morning:

Teamwork - I'll be the team and you do the work!

A career in politics or banking clearly beckons.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Scottish Councillors given "blogging guide"

I really can't think why such a thing should be thought necessary!

Published by local government body the Improvement Service, it warned councillors to carefully consider the implications of anything they were considering publishing on the internet. 

Just a random quote from the sage of Paisley:

As I get older I find myself mellowing; honestly I do, if you don’t agree I’ll punch your f*****g heid in right!
 
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