So much to cover, so little time. Theresa May. What did you think? Being inherently suspicious I wondered if her new New Labour approach was a cynical and cold-blooded attempt to poach disillusioned New Labour voters. It would be an understandable strategic manoeuvre before the next general election.
The next thing I thought was that she had a really good hairdo.
I rather like the choice of that unfussy dress for the occasion.The press described it as ‘bergundy’ or ‘magenta’. Without Pantone that colour has no definitive description. Have you noticed that Theresa has started walking with a Thatcheresque gait - slightly stooped, with her head leading the way.
All that frantic waving that people have started doing. I’m thinking of Diane James. That waving - she waved both her arms so vigorously that she nearly toppled over - was the undoing of Diane James. No question.
Why did the BBC dump Ruth Lea and put Neil Hamilton on the QT panel? Was it unadulterated mischief-making? They knew Christine’s hubby has it in for Stephen Woolfe who seems to epitomise ‘architect of one’s own destruction’.
In the event, Neil Hamilton was disappointingly uncontroversial, his reptilian demeanour being the most notable part of his performance.
The Labour Party reshuffle.
OMG is all one could say. Making Diane Abbott Home Secretary is a deeply weird concept, which the nation will need some time to get its head round. Just the thought of it leaves one reeling with incredulity.
Shami Chakrabarti we already knew about, but we must wait and see how that pans out. Suspend your disbelief. The unbelievable is happening before your vey eyes.
Sarah Champion? Really? Yep.
I did watch Question Time from Neath, to my regret. Chuka Umunna chose to take up the cartoon version of his political opponents and use it as a kind of straw man. Leanne Wood did the same: “People throwing punches in Strasbourg today, is that not thuggish?” What about the woman in purple who accused Leanne Wood of taking the “English stream” out of her local school, and the man who said Plaid Cymru was a racist party and resented being called a thug. All good sport. I didn’t know Alun Cairns MP, but he bore his role as victim with good humour.
Take the childish humour out of Andy Parsons and you’re left with a pub bore. Neil Hamilton’s spat with Leanne Wood and David Dimbleby’s multiple digs at UKIP seemed to amuse the audience more.
If you’re going to watch just a little bit of it, please watch this bit, the Harry Enfield moment:
“At the very back, in pink, yes”
Woman in Pink:
“Yes. There is no future for UKIP because children are our future, and I don’t think they are going to be voting UKIP. Simple as. No future.”
|Woman in Pink|