Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The demise of "Gorbals MIck".

Quick thought on Speakergate: Michael Martin is obviously not the sharpest tool in the box, but then Speaker doesn't strike me as a very demanding job (it would be a waste of Vince Cable's evident talents) and Martin is not by any means the first rather dim jobsworth to become Speaker. But all that to one side, there is a deeply unpleasant Bullingdon-type Bullying in the baiting of "Gorbals Mick" (the class war is alive and well). It would be a pretty shabby outcome if Martin is singled out for sacrifice while Douglas Hogg (who named Pat Finucane under privilege less than a month before his murder), Hazel Blears, Ed Miliband and Yvette Cooper, and Jacqui Smith, et al, effect a Houdini-like escape.


Anonymous Kenny said...

Did not know that about Hogg?

12:06 am  

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