Wednesday, 3 March 2010

End of an Era

I heard today, just as I was leaving work, that Michael Foot has died. The tributes, including the one above, were being aired on Radio 4 as I drove home. Someone who was a conviction politician has gone and socialism is truly a thing of the past. It depresses me that there seems to be little or no ideological difference between the main parties. All we have to look forward to between now and May is spin, policy and counter policy and a personality competition between Gordon am-I-a-bully Brown and David Posh-Pants Cameron. Oh joy!


  1. He was a great man. his writngs on Hazlitt and Bevan are as good as anything written on these. I particularly like his essays in 'Debts of Honour'. He was someone I wish I had met.
    I don't share your pessimism about Gordon Brown. Not a single person has stood up and said they have been bullied by him. I think he is attacked ruthlessly by the press because he does believe in socialism.

  2. Hi Poppy,
    Yes I am a bit of a fan.

    I'm not necessarily pessimistic about Brown - the post is more a reflection on the way politics seems to have been dumbed down to the level of personality competition, petty attack and counter attack.

    I have to say that I am not optimistic about the outcome of the election though.