I like Iain Dale.
There, I've admitted it.
But I know that the man fought for me when he was at 18DoughtyStreet, and I know that he is, generally, a decent type. However, I also know that he can be, incredibly, remarkably ignorant about the facts of politics and, as such, lacks a remarkable amount of the politician's native cunning.
I believe that it is this, rather than anything else, that keeps him from a nice, safe Tory seat. Oh, and the blogging.
But I still find it extraordinary when he reports approvingly a speech from William Hague—a man who should know better—that says absolutely fuck all about anything.
Iain says that this Hague speech is "taking the fight to Labour". Fuck taking the fight to Labour—Labour has bankrupted the country, screwed civil liberties, buggered the law-abiding and fucked the ordinary man. But the Tories show no signs of doing anything different—and this speech of Hague's says nothing new.
Why the fuck haven't the Tories—and Hague in particular—realised that just slagging off Labour isn't fucking working? Why the living crap is an intelligent man like Iain Dale reporting this rubbish as though it weren't the most lame speech ever?
Yes, Billy-boy, we know Labour are crap. But what are you going to do different?
From the weak vacillating speeches delivered by your so-called leader, we can only conclude that what you are going to do is...
... precisely the same as Labour have done. And we should vote for you... why?