Tuesday, 25 May 2010

More shilling on behalf of the government

Here we go: David Cameron is a weapons-grade cock-end:

The news comes on the back of confusion about what last week's ballot actually meant, making a curious affair even curiouser. But, whatever the case, this outcome should take much of the sting and urgency out of the situation – even if it still leaves some backbenchers aggrieved at how David Cameron went about things in the first place. And as for the Tory leadership, the question now is whether any of this was really worth it.


Way to go, Dave. Two weeks into your job and the back benches already hate you as much as they hated Blair after a fucking decade. That's gonna really help your agenda, isn't it?

Twat.

Update: Fraser Nelson unrolls his tongue and shoves it right up iDave's arsehole.

Update 2: Iain Martin asks: WTF?

4 comments:

Kingbingo said...

Ob is making a mountain out of a molehill here. The media will just go and plain invent Tory rifts because they love that story. The Redwood rebellion a prime example, he said: “If I were ever to lead a rebellion against a government proposal I would make that clear at the time of marshalling support, and brief the press accordingly.”

I hope Ob does not follow the normal BBC agenda in the coming months, of deciding what the story is first, then trying to selectively pick evidence to try and substantiate it.

Obnoxio The Clown said...

"I hope Ob does not follow the normal BBC agenda in the coming months, of deciding what the story is first, then trying to selectively pick evidence to try and substantiate it."

You were quite happy with my approach (whatever it is) when it was applied to Labour. Why should I change it because your tie colour is in fashion now?

Kingbingo said...

Because with Labour there was more than enough real substance for you to get your teeth into that you could have blogged as a full time job and still barely scratched the surface. Here you are cultching at straws, you’re talking about the seating arrangement at an after work club ffs, and trying to compare ‘iDave’ to Blair at his worst.

If an ‘influential’ libertarian blogger such as yourself is to have any meaningful impact it should be at this time to make the case as to what a good libertarian government should be doing and why, from first principles like you do so well.

Instead you seem to be so hell bent of being against all government that when finally you are presented with a government that for now is following anti-statist path your attacking them rather than encouraging them or shining a light on where to go next.

Many Tories read your blog, and are very sympathetic to your outlook, people with the ears of those making the decisions right now. I can personally think of several ministers whose staff and associates I know will read your blog at some frequency. You can choose to influence these decision makers indirectly, or you can just be against everything and shout your way into irrelevance at the sidelines.

I don’t say this to get your heckles up, or to piss you off, I say it respectfully.

Morlock said...

Nelson -- ROFL. He tried being critical of the new order and was simply ignored. Now he's trying to worm his way back into some position of influence. I'm waiting for 'Tantrums' Montgomerie to do likewise.