Annoying clowns running about scaring the living daylights out of women and children, and as a result being in severe danger of attracting a sare coupon, seems to be a topical subject at the moment, but enough about the American presidential election.
What about the news, late last week, that Arch-Duke Tony of Little Teflon and The Hague is considering whether he may yet have a role to play in UK politics? Not frontline of course, because that might involve him actually having to do some work, but as some sort of non-specific ‘advisor on the middle ground’ to counteract, as he sees it, hard Brexit on one side and Chairman Corbyn on the other. Is there room for another one of these self-appointed sage-like characters? Will Gordy the Vowmeister be miffed?
You just could not paint a red neck on this fella. After locking himself and the world’s media in a room for three and a half days after the release of the Chilcot Report, forcing screams for mercy from the correspondents of Al Jazeera and CNN every time he repeated the phrase “It wasn’t me guv, it was a big boy who ran away,” jabbing himself in the thigh with a knitting needle every few minutes to keep the tears rolling, he’s got some nerve.
This is the same guy who in 1997 had an electoral mandate that would have allowed him to overturn the worst excesses of Thatcherism, introduce a comprehensive programme of social reform, address the huge inequality gap in UK society, re-establish industry and manufacturing via public investment, and very possibly could have avoided the constitutional maelstrom of the final days of the Union and the UK’s membership of the EU that we are currently in. Did he do any of that? No. he decided that under his leadership the Labour Party should become more like the Tories than the Tories themselves. Look at them now.
Good luck with that. I’m pretty sure there is a small northern country with an amazing potential for a fantastic future as a self-governing nation who will pay absolutely no attention to him, apart from the occasional snigger.