Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Pickles

The Beeb offers Eric Pickles insight into politics (timed at 16.30), as his reaction to Nick Clegg's closing conference speech. He says only the Tories offer the chance of "a progressive, liberal government."

Sorry, mate, but what the Tories offer is a Tory government, Eton bred and Eton led, not remotely progressive, not remotely liberal.

2 comments:

Tristan said...

How 'liberal' of you.

I agree the Tories aren't liberal, but your Eton thing is horribly illiberal.

Rob said...

Tristan, I respect your opinion, but I disagree with it. It's shorthand for saying that the Tories' default position is the interests of the elite, not the interests of the whole community. It's just a bit pithier than that.