Left Out Liberal

A left-wing/liberal look at the UK's General Election of 2005.

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Are You Thinking What [I'm] Thinking?

I think most people are wholly unsurprised about the fact that the Dog of War has been unleashed today. Yes, I am talking about John Reid.

Just as expected, and right on cue, Mr Reid went on the offensive on Tory plans to slash and burn, or at least, those plans that were accidently leaked by the now sacked, de-selected and soon to be ex-MP Howard Flight. In one sentence, that man has single-handedly destroyed his entire political career! Just shows how carefully words have to be selected in this game...

None of that was a surprise, of course. Labour are going to drum this one home for the next five weeks, and if you aren't already bored about hearing about this, you certainly will be by the end of this campaign.

Meanwhile, the president of the NUT has also issued another nugget of truth, calling new Education Secretary Ruth Kelly "patronising" and "the wrong person... for the job". It's true, of course. I've already taken plenty of shots at Ms Kelly for her appalling spinelessness when presented with the chance to properly reform the education system, so these comments are great fun to read. It's always nice to see a professional organisation giving "professional" criticism to Cabinet members. They need to be kept on their toes.

Here's to a quiet Easter Sunday and Bank Holiday! If you have them, enjoy!


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