Littlejohn

He really doesn\\t like Mandy, does he?

Trust me, this was the act of a madman. Brown came into office promising to draw a line under the spin, sleaze, dishonesty and division of the Blair years. It was always nonsense, but enough people fell for it. Yet he has now recalled into his Cabinet the living embodiment of all that is rotten and disreputable about New Labour.

Short of Call Me Dave making Jeffrey-Archer his new Tory Party treasurer, it is difficult to think of a more outrageous political appointment.

Putting this odious, discredited creep back into one of the great offices of state is an affront to any definition of decency.

The only consolation to be drawn when Blair handed Mandelson a first-class ticket on the Brussels gravy train was that at least the most malignant tumour on Britain’s body politic had been cut out.

No one, with the possible exception of Alastair Campbell, has done more to poison the well of public life. Campbell was the sewer, but Mandelson was pure sewage.

7 thoughts on “Littlejohn”

  1. “Malignant, malevolent, mendacious – this creep is a cancer on British life ”

    – it’s nice to see that disclaimer printed in enormous type on a Littlejohn column; will this continue every week?

  2. Left leaning john doesn’t like Littlejohn, what a surprise! Surely wasted words on your part?

    john, in the same way it wouldn’t do Dave much good to put Littlejohn in the cabinet, it will do Gordon no good to put Mandleson in the cabinet. He’s one of the most disliked politicians of recent times among the public.

  3. I suspect you’re right about Mandy. However, hating Littlejohn isn’t a left versus right issue; it’s a “basic human decency” versus “not basic human decency” issue.

  4. ” However, hating Littlejohn isn’t a left versus right issue; it’s a “basic human decency” versus “not basic human decency” issue.”

    Yeah, but we all enjoyed him on Question Time putting the self-righteous hypocrite Polly Tonybee in her place, didn’t we? Come on, admit it!

  5. Tactically I suspect that in the short term this could be quite a good move for Gordon Brown, it will throw the Blairites some blue meat to crew on and so maybe stop them doing anything after he loses the Glenrothes by-election. That could buy him enough time to lose the Euro and local elections in 2009.

    Strategically I would expect it to backfire horribly in the longer term. For all that Littlejohn says and because he has just given a man of considerable political talent that has been his enemy for over a decade an unlosable seat in parliament.

  6. “Yeah, but we all enjoyed him on Question Time putting the self-righteous hypocrite Polly Tonybee in her place, didn’t we? Come on, admit it!”

    Oh, yeah…!

    *goes off to watch it on YouTube again*

    Ahhhh, he can strangle puppies on live TV, and I’d still love him for that…. 😉

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