Many things make me laugh – and some out loud to a point where people start staring at me wondering if I am a nutter… This excellent post by Hugo Rifkind in The Times today… gets my “Piece of the week award”…
Hugo Rifkind, The Times – 24th October 2008
“Remarkable how British politics has changed in the few short weeks since Peter Mandelson crawled back out from under his Euro-rock. You wouldn’t want him at your wedding, would you? Fights would break out. The marquee would fall down and the bride would punch you in the mouth. Mandelson would just sit there, radiating evil and cologne, placidly showing you his teeth. He’s the opposite of King Midas. Everything he touches turns to dirt.
I doubt that he can be blamed for whatever George Osborne may or may not have done in Corfu, and it probably sounds a bit odd to blame him for us all knowing about it. But the tone of everything has suddenly changed. It’s him, all him, all him. The man is like sugar in an engine. His influence is so malign. I wish that he’d stayed away.”
Excellent…. as it happens, I find politics all the more interesting for Mandelson being back. Just waiting to see, as others are, what he will be resigning for next time….
I rather liked this device: a necklace to attach a wine glass to – keeping it close at hand while one does other things with the hands. I may have to get one….
On that note… I shall return to my real work….