Tuesday, December 16, 2003
Compare and Contrast:
The excellent Mel P today:
All the interesting ideas and all the serious and impressive thinking are now to be found on the right. That's not to say all their ideas are good, by any means; nor is it to say that the Conservative party is either coherent or principled (it is not). It simply means that the left has nothing any more to say that's worth listening to, because it has lost its raison d'etre. It is an empty shell, mired in adolescent fantasies of world transformation which mean that, having uprooted itself from its own ideological base, it can only trample down and vandalise the institutions and values of the society that spawned it -- and then call that 'progress'.
While, in todays Times, there's this:
THE Labour chairman of a powerful Commons committee yesterday called for radical changes to the honours system, including the removal of all references to the British Empire.
Nothing says serious revolutionary like changing the honours system.