Celestial Weasel (celestialweasel) wrote,
Celestial Weasel

The problem surely...

... is the gerrymandering that expanded Bozzagrad (world city my arse) to include the Tory suburbs in the hope of giving it a perpetual Tory majority. Not that it worked, of course, but in the words of A Very Peculiar Practice their lack of principle was mitigated only by their lack of competence, hence Sir Horace being booted out in favour of Ken. Obviously NuLab could have done the same in reverse, but didn't. Ah, hubris.

"Throw the Bromley down the well
Then out country will be free"

as Borat would no doubt sing.

It was Bromley, and the proud tradition that judges are allowed to make the law by thinking up bizarre interpretations of words like 'economic' that scuppered 'Fares Fair'. Not that is is fair for me to complain since I got 10p returns from the distant Tory suburbs by pretending to be 16.

All of which is a bizarre incoherent ramble leading towards the fact that I liked the comment here http://leninology.blogspot.com/2008/05/contours-of-new-labour-descent.html

"If the turnout was higher in London, it was higher mainly in the dead zones of the Tory suburbs, which will spend the rest of the summer smelling of bigotry and barbecues until some kind of divine Ballardian punishment crashes the party"

For this sentence, I salute him.

Onwards to the glorious future.

Or bed, anyway.
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