However, I would like to make it absolutely clear that there is no connection whatsoever between a bunch of authoritarian socialists—who decided that the best way to Promote Prosperity was through a programme of massive public spending (largely financed through huge amounts of government debt), who undermined the traditional justice system and who illegally invaded sovereign countries—and NuLabour.*
None at all. Y'hear?
Good, I'm glad we've cleared that up.
I wouldn't want anybody to get the wrong idea...
UPDATE: is this the most lazy and incompetent redesign ever, or what?
Things to note:
- the logo is now sitting in the middle of nowhere, relating to nothing,
- it doesn't even align to the right edge of the YouTube video,
- why (from a design point of view) is it cut off at those points when it is obviously part of a greater whole,
- and might it not have been better to align the logo to the right, cut it off at the right edge and fix the right and bottom edges at the right viewport edge and top of the menu bar respectively?
- the shade of background blue appears nowhere else on the site,
- the navigation uses arrow shapes, so even the fact that the background is rectangular looks wrong.
The whole thing's a shambles.
UPDATE 2: as Guido points out, why are we funding this thing, precisely?
Why is the British taxpayer picking up the tab for what the organisers said candidly "is the largest ever international gathering of international centre-left leaders, policy-makers and thinkers"?
Oops. That kind of blows the lid off it being an inter-governmental, non-partisan affair doesn't it? If it is an inter-govermental affair, why is Wilf Stevenson on the guest list? Since when was the director of the Smith Institute an "independent and non-partisan" think-tank that has nothing to do with Gordon Brown, part of the government?
This is just a jamboree for the international parties of the tax and spend policy persuasion, paid for by taxpayers. You can be sure that they will not be holding back on the wine list either.
Naturally not. Aren't we lucky, boys and girls...?
* Quite apart from anything else, the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei ensured that their soldiers had decent equipment when they went to war.**
** As Mark Wadsworth quite correctly points out, the equipment wasn't all that great for the Eastern Front (and other experimental technologies weren't as good as they could have been). What I meant is that at least the Nazis equipped their soldiers properly for the initial theatre in which they were fighting.