Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Cable Television: Vince Gets Coverage Because George is Piss Poor

Iain Dale asks why Vince Cable is getting such an easy ride from the mass media. His latest wittering around scrapping the 50% aspiration (not target) for students going into HE is populist but would have little effect on the public finances in the short or medium term.

Vince Cable gets an easy enough ride. But it's a wonder really that he's getting a ride at all. He's finance spokesman for the third party. A third party who are looking fairly lost to be honest. Who are losing their way in their local fiefdoms such as islington and Liverpool. And who have little or no coherent national policy. They are in fact an apolitical franchise spreading local misery and hopelessness.

The fact Cable is getting such coverage speaks volumes for George Osborne and even Ken Clarke's success, or rather lack of it, in articulating anything much at all. And when GOO plunges in he shows himself to be a very weak, arm bands kind of swimmer.

As reported for example by Stephen Tall at LDV.


Anonymous said...

I notice that today your 11 postings that show on the front page have attracted a grand total of 11 comments. Well done Chris - you've hit 1-per-post average!

Have you ever considered that this might be a reflection of the quality of your blog?

No, I didnt think so.

Chris Paul said...

I can see 18 comments including this one. Obviously including the odd bit of empty, cowardly, anonymous muppetry like your own comment. But hey, you may have a point. Where's your blog Dave so I can check how it should be done?