Following from Steve McIntyre's excellent smackdown of the "out-of-context" defence of the now infamous "hide the decline" climategate mail, we are delighted to bring you yet more "be careful what you wish for" scrumptiousness.
This time it is our favourite, ever competent and playing-at-the-top-of-her-game esteemed Minister of His, Her or Its Majesty's [ed - can we find a less obviously class loaded term for this? No? Oh - never mind] Governpeoplet, Harriet Harperson in a
Compeopleting on Tory - on their face, largely sensible - proposals that our representatives ought to be resident for tax purposes - and studiously failing actually to answer the question put to his/her/it, s/he/it came up with the hilariously original idea of "no representation without taxation".
How we roared with laughter! Especially because we know exactly how that phrase is normally used. It's not original, and it's not normally associated with the Harperson's normal associates.
Harperson? Meet B'Stard.
Fascinating, not least because it shows what a radical feminist socialist type turns into when there's a sniff of money to be had...