Has anyone read Melissa Kite, Deputy Political Editor of the Sunday Telegraph, column today? It's rather interesting. It talks about thirtysomethings, of which I am, but also talks about something called "Tony's Tories". These are people like me, socially liberal and economically liberal too.... personally I prefer to call them "Thatchers' Children" because that is what we really are.
However, what struck me was that my old friend, and arrogant blanker at conference, Mark Clarke, the PPC for Tooting - who I should add would not suffer my hatred were it not for what he did - is quoted in the article noting that,
"When I'm out on the doorsteps I say to people in their 30s 'have you ever voted Tory before' and they say 'no' and I say 'well, don't worry, it's not so bad after you have done it the first time.You see, this got me wondering whether the "it's not so bad after you have done it the first time" also applied to getting jiggy with females columnists at the Sunday Telegraph or any other paper for that matter? I don't know, maybe it does? There are some hotties there after all!
The thing is, later on in the article Melissa, who is clearly "well in" with the machinations of Westminster speculates on a shadow Cabinet reshuffle saying that "Oliver Heald, and Theresa May have been tipped for demotion". Sweetie..... Darling...... Hottie(?). You do realise that Oliver Heald was demoted in July 2007 don't you? Did you just pick some random names out of the hat or something?
Obviously, what with me being a sad lonely type in his bedroom wearing his underwear (Calvin Klein I might add) I couldn't possibly be more clued in than you as a Westminster "insider". But I do read the papers and pay attention to the news at least, thus being able to point out when you're talking (or perhaps eating?) bollocks!