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Friday, February 16, 2007

In Praise Of Hattersley

"Familiarity with evil breeds not contempt but acceptance"I never thought I'd write the words "in praise of Roy Hattersley", but I thought compared to his rather negative journalistic pieces in the Guardian he was brilliant in The Sunday Mirror last week.

This was a man "telling it like it is", putting country before politics and Party before self. It's hard to disagree with such a persuasive argument.

He makes me think what a better country this would be now, and how many people would have been saved the misery of poverty, homelessness, crime, youth alienation and social disorder if Hattersley had been our prime minister rather than Tony Blair.

Linda... surely something's wrong with this piece you've penned for me?

1 comment:

Elroy Partington-Whistler said...

One used to be nostalgic for Margaret, but now Tony has morphed into her one feels much more comfortable.