Friday, March 23, 2007

Carnival of the Batshit #2

Guido had accused Batshit of playing party politics with a civil service website.
So why today is he defending the Labour party against allegations of a history of animosity to the countryside and invoking Bevin in defence of his party on the taxpayer funded blog? That is a clear breach of the non-partisan rules and his own promises.

And it seems that Batshit has heeded Guido.
Miliband has just deleted the blog post [...] where he broke the civil service rules and used his ministerial office to further party political goals. Given he gets his civil servants to deal with his blog, taxpayers were harmed in the making of this, he should refund the cost out of Labour party funds. By Guido's count this makes the score two-nil.

Indeed, Miliband has not only deleted the post, but he has posted up a weakly defiant post (oddly named Country Life (part 2) even though Part 1 no longer exists), a post reminiscent of a half-dead fish flopping pathetically on a hot, rapidly drying rock...
I understand that an earlier entry was construed by some people as party political. For the avoidance of doubt, the entry now contains no reference to political parties and simply reproduces an interesting/suggestiv [sic]/thoughtful, perhaps even visionary - and certainly not otherwaise - quotation from Aneurin Bevan...

Actually, the post does not exist at all.

What a pity, how sad.

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