"The Jackal" Triumphs
Politaholic has not been able to post much recently: I had to go into hospital for an operation on my arm and it is my busiest time of year at work. But the triumph of Boris "The Jackal" merits some comment. I could never really quite believe the opinion polls. Surely no one would actually vote for this clown? But, yes, they have and the Tories are cock-a-hoop (this morning Boris's sister was crowing on Radio 4, apparently fresh from a champagne, oysters and caviar party). The local election results are, for Labour, truly dreadful. Gordon Brown seems completely out of his depth (who would have thought the "great clunking fist" could be so irresolute?). I suppose it could be worse: in Rome they have just elected a Nazi as Mayor (and Blair's buddy Berlusconi has proclaimed "We are the new Falange"). Politaholic is going to drink beer today; lots of it.