Interesting … from the Evening Standard “Londoner’s Diary”.
FLEET Street’s liberal grandees have been remarkably absent from the Tory conference in Blackpool. Where is Polly Toynbee of The Guardian? David Aaronovitch and runny-nosed Tom Baldwin of The Times? These high-minded Olympians seldom miss the chance to attend any party conderence at Bournemouth or Brighton, yet there has been no sign of them on the windswept shores of Lancashire, even though the Tories’ get-together has been a lively event, ripe with news stories. Is it possible that the great minds of the Left find Blackpool a little too, well, working-class?
Dio mio Aaro! I seem to remember writing something not so long ago suggesting that the Decent Left needed to get out more. Now he’s up in Las Vegas UK, and he’s been so invisible in the fleshpots, bars and drinking dens that his fellow hacks think he’s not there at all? Come on Dave, let your hair down. What happens in Blackpool, stays in Blackpool. We won’t tell the missus, let alone the Pritkin Institute. Have some chips.