Thursday, September 16, 2004
Tories for Bush?
Shuffling the pack
Reshuffle! Always a cause of great excitement among us pointy-heads.
I have to take the fifth on the Labour ins-and-outs, but interesting goings on in Smith Square. David Cameron was always going to get a job, watch him for one of the big posts after the next election. The real surprise, for me, was that Oliver Letwin (who's been virtually anonymous in recent months) and Teresa May (never quite forgiven for her 'nasty party' comment) remained in post. The return of grandees Nicholas Soames and John Redwood is probably not the desparate act many have suggested, but an attempt to shore up core support.
Oh, and Christ! Is it me, or does this look a little...authoritarian?
Friday, September 10, 2004
At once brilliant and scary.
Thursday, September 09, 2004
What's in a name?
Monday, September 06, 2004
I'm really sorry this has happened and hope he is able to sort it out soon. In the meantime, I urge everyone to visit Matt's excellent blog.
Absolutely no puns
Did anyone realise that the Pres made a speech on Thursday? It didn't get much coverage over here.
Thursday, September 02, 2004
On a serious point, some of the imagery at the RNC really rams home some of the differences between the electorate in the UK and the US. The patriotic music, the flags...the hats! I've no idea how it plays in the US, but I can't imagine it being anything but disasterous here. Anyone remember Neil Kinnock at the 1992 Conference in Sheffield?
Update: I saw Zell Miller's speech last night, and to be honest, I kind of see where Matt's coming from (for once!) - I saw Cheney's as well. He's by far the better orator, but fell a bit flat to my eyes. You may have noticed I'm a day behind with all this. Next...Kerry Wins Iowa caucus!