What we’ve learned from the Sundays

Inevitably, the papers have focused on the irresistible rise of the talented Mr Clegg, and what this could mean for the future of British democracy.

Our guest writer is Sadie Smith

Inevitably, the papers have focused on the irresistible rise of the talented Mr Clegg, and what this could mean for the future of British democracy. The Sunday Times reports that Clegg is “nearly as popular as Churchill”. In response to this the Tories have, rather curiously, attempted to paint wee Nicky as a sort of latter-day Lord Haw-Haw whose secret aim is to sell us all out to the straight banana Eurocrat fascists on the Continent.

“It’s thir policy to join the euro,” Hague bellows. “That is completely out of step with the majority of people in this country.” In yet a further signal that the Tories are going retro on us, and boogieing like it’s 2001. Remember Hague’s  “12 days to save the pound”? Well, if you’ve got a winning formula, it’s a good idea to stick to it, eh chaps?

Poll watch up next. A Comres poll for the Independent on Sunday and Sunday Mirror puts the Tories on 31, the LibDems on 29 and the comrades on a paltry 27 percentage points, which would somehow mean that Labour would still comprise the largest party in a hung parliament. It’s a cruel game, this politics business. Meanwhile, YouGov has the Tories on 33, Labour on 30, and the Liberals on 29.

Hear that sound in the distance? It’s the sound of the political punditry whetting their lips that this election is not going to be quite as dull as the interminable manifesto launches earlier this week had us believe. “Barack Obama!” squeals the Observer, in the time honoured fashion in which left-wing papers are required to signal approval at an unexpected change in electoral events.

And now for something nearly completely different: Camilla Long goes to interview Labour candidate Gloria de Piero and finds something even more amazing, namely a far-away land beyond the M25 that the locals call Ashfield, which is still suffering from the coal mine privatisation and closure under the Tories. There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in David Cameron’s “Big Society”, eh Camilla?

Speaking of which, back in London, David Cameron is still going on about the revolutionary importance of the said “Big Society” proving that he’s watching a completely different episode of “General Election 2010” to the rest of us. Having seen the polls following the Leaders’ debates, the everyone else has tuned into the fact that when a politician claims to have a “big idea” they have, in reality, neither.

And, finally,  Henry Porter produces another of his articles about how ZanuLiebore TOTALLY hates freedom and we should all vote Tory. If it feels like you’ve read it before, that’s because you will have done.

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9 Responses to “What we’ve learned from the Sundays”

  1. Silent Hunter

    Funny how the left react to the same set of date under varying circumstances.

    If a right wing government somewhere get into power with a huge majority on a paltry 25% of the popular vote – it’s called a travesty of democracy but when their own party does it here – it’s called a fair and square win for democracy.

    Laughable – if it wasn’t so appalling for the people of this poor country.

    The reason the majority of people in this country HATE (Yes ; they do) Labour is largely due to their authoritarian and repressive ways, coupled with their abject personal corruption over expenses and nepotism.

    I have to say that this is a piss poor article even for LFF.

  2. Silent Hunter

    First line correction – “date” not date.

  3. Silent Hunter

    data FFS!

  4. winston k moss

    thatcher days of dog eat dog has left a bad taste in britain.so many brits are stating better the devil we know than the ones we dont.or should i say our past reflects our future and this is why the tories have no chance of winning election.blame thatcher not cameron.aka 9xzulug

  5. Bloody Democracy

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  6. brown-nosing

    You do not half write tosh on this website – the hypocrisy of being the biggest party with the least votes when you have the cheek to propose electoral reform (13 years after you were given a mandate)and then saying that it is all fine is possibly the most (and I mean most) laughable thing I have ever read. Do you have no sense of fairness at all?

  7. Morus

    Words cannot express how good it is to have Ms Smith back blogging again, but I wonder: “whetting their lips”?

    “Wetting their lips” or “whetting their knives” are the norm – it’s either an amusing malapropism, or maybe the best intentionally-mixed metaphor I’ve read this year. I *can* hear that sound. But which is it?! Enquiring minds must know!

  8. Shamik Das

    Morus, that edit was down to me, the original imagery was a bit too racy for LFF imo!

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