Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The poor little Greek boy...
In response to a couple of queries, Mr Eugenides regrets to inform his readers that he has no opinion whatsoever on the Liberal Democrats, their former leader, or their next one. This blog frequently focuses on the trivial, the mundane and the dull, but seldom all three at the same time.

Harsh but fair.

2 comments:

Edwin Hesselthwite said...

No no no...

This is pivotally important politics... Ming has just succeeded in driving Dave's glorious new Conservative dawn off the front pages of the Broadsheets for 2 months.

While the implications of the election are probably pretty minor (please god, give us someone with some ideological coherence), the effect of the election is enough to return politics to managerialism... And in the process hold off the Brown-implosion as we wait with bated breath for the inevitable houseprice crash...

Ming has just handed Gordon the political breathing space he was desperate for...

Edwin Hesselthwite said...

My verdict on the last 3 weeks politicing goes like this:

Inheritance Tax and Stamp Duty are two big indicators that Middle England doesn't trust Gordon to protect their house-price gains... While they don't trust Dave to manage the macro-economy. At the moment that house-price money is more valuable than macro-stability (cash in hand). The only thing that can save Gordon's ass in the key marginals is for the house-prices to go to the wall well in time before the next election...

Gordon needs breathing room, and a bit of luck... And Ming has just handed him a LOT of breathing room.