Bloody Devil Award #1
This is a new prize, awarded to people who fisk objects of public derision but, in your humble Devil's style, also pepper the post with gratuitous but intensely satisfying insults.
The winner of the inaugural award is Mr Eugenides, for this post on Roy Hattersley. [Emphasis mine, to indicate what we're looking for!]
Enlighten us, Roy!David Cameron made declarations of personal policy and then invited the prime minister to comment on them. If Neil Kinnock had been allowed such latitude, he would have enjoyed a triumph on every Tuesday and Thursday that parliament met. Unfortunately for him, the Speaker of his day took the old-fashioned view that prime minister's questions is meant for questions.
No, Roy: if Neil Kinnock had been allowed such "latitude", we'd have been treated to the slightly unusual spectacle of a ginger Welshman getting anally raped by a handbag-wielding woman six times a week, because he, like you, was and is a pompous longwinded git.It may be that Cameron does not believe that people of his sort have to obey the rules which apply to the proletariat. But the House of Commons lives by the principal [sic.] that all of its members are constrained by the same standing orders.
"Of his sort"? What does that mea- oh, I get it, it's because he went to Eton, isn't it? Not a horny-handed son of toil like all of your lot. You hate-ridden old sack of bile.I am a supporter, admirer and (when necessary) defender of Michael Martin. But I will find it difficult to explain why he let the leader of the opposition dribble on and then - next question - cut off a Labour backbencher in mid-sentence.
It's hard to express in words the unbelievable lack of self-awareness that it must have taken for Roy Hattersley to type the phrase "dribble on", but fair play to the subs at the Guardian for leaving it in.
Go and read the rest of it: I laughed out loud a number of times. We like Mr Eugenides: we highly recommend adding him to your blogroll...
In the meantime, would you all please feel free to make nominations—and, yes, you are very welcome to nominate a post of your own—in the Blogger comments below each award post. Always appreciated, and please remember: we are looking for gratuitous, yet curiously justified, bile and spite...
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