12 May 2010

Quote of the day

Matthew Norman in The Indie (here):
Malcolm Rifkind raced from camera to camera yesterday morning like a whippet with a dollop of Colman's up its bum, screeching like an outraged Victorian maiden – someone get that dry old spinster a shot of laudanum – about the Tories being two-timed by Clegg. But what the hell was he supposed to do?
It's understandable if an ingenu like Mr Rifkind, with no more experience of power politics than you'd expect of a Thatcher cabinet minister, doesn't understand this, but the primary function of political parties is to gain power.

1 comment:

Richard T said...

It is indeed a commentary on the commentariat that they seem not to have the first idea of negotiation. The Lib Dems seem to have played a blinder and who could criticise them for seeing if the other suitor might produce a bit more particularly if it brought forward a better offer from the Tories?