Monday, October 30, 2006

What On Earth Is He Talking About?

I have now watched this post from David Cameron about five times and still can't figure out what he's trying to say. It feels a little like Conservative strategy is being developed on the basis of whether something sounds cool and new rather than rigorously thought out. It also feels directionless and a little pointless. Seems a bizarre way to conduct policy development, but each to their own I suppose.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Spineless Johnson Damages His Deputy Leadership Bid

Good article here from the Guardian that links Johnson's decision to back away from taking on faith schools to Labour MPs who were worried about losing their seats. Good to see that he's a conviction politician who's willing to take on his critics in order to convince them of the strength of his argument. He's shown the same spinelessness on this issue that he has demonstrated by only shooting for the number two job. Nice to see a politician found out before he does too much damage in a senior role.

Update: Oh dear, Hazel Blears is now going to run for Deputy. British politics is now just a celebration of mediocrity.