Nick Boles terrific on #Newsnight reminding Harriet high horse Harman of Brown's links with News Intl -- Tim Montgomerie, Toryvs.
The #Tories really ought not let Nick Boles speak for them in public. @HarrietHarman easily knocking down his angry rants. -- PeterL_77, Labourite
Really? Is that the standard of political discourse among educated, grown up people who are really interested in politics? "My guy is saying it best! Your woman is an idiot!*" "No, my woman is saying it best! Your guy is an idiot!**"
Can none of you understand that your partisan, uncritical, blind loyalty to your party is what gifts lobby fodder scum decades at the trough? It is why politicians get away with things that their party is ostensibly totally opposed to.
"My party, right or wrong" is the validation of every bad idea, every cruel policy, every innocent killed abroad, that politicians want. It is the thing that destroys the very limited value of democracy.
The next time any politician does something wrong, ask yourself: "What is more important: my principles or my party?" And if you can't honestly say that it's your principles, then you need to know that one of the gravest, most insidious heaps of rotten decay in the body politic looks at you in the mirror each day.
*Technically, this is actually true.
**Technically, this is also true.