The return of that dirty Socialist
Yes folks, I'm back. You can't get rid of me that easily. Truth be told, after a while I just couldn't be bothered with this blog anymore, and I had a lot going on in my life. Now that I'm studying Politics again, I'm back to being everyone's favourite Commie. And what better way to start off the return than..
Boris in storm over Jamie remarks
Hooray! It's BORIS!
I just adore Boris, and just for you I picked out a few of my favourite quotes from the above BBC article. See if they set off your Boris alarm or not.
But BBC South political editor Peter Henley reported Mr Johnson had taken a swipe at Mr Oliver's school dinners campaign at a Monday evening fringe event, saying "if I was in charge I would get rid of Jamie Oliver and tell people to eat what they like".
Mr Johnson added: "I say let people eat what they like. Why shouldn't they push pies through the railings?".
"When I was growing up we all bounced around like peas in a rattle - did it do us any harm?"
BORIS ALARM BORIS ALARM BORIS ALARM
And now (to paraphrase a famous man), for something a little different.
Tories seek to focus on families
Hmm. I'm not sure where I stand on this. As a Socialist, obviously my natural tendancies are to agree with this, and I do. Working families are under a huge strain, and why should the State not provide provision for them? However, it worries me that it's the Conservatives rather than Labour emphasising this. On a Tory slant, would the emphasis not be on aiding working mothers, but instead on aiding working mothers and letting them do the time off back at a later date? I'm not overly convinced about this Socialist shopping spree of Mr Cameron and I never have been.
Still though, the BBC article did quote a very good point made by a senior Tory, Edward Leigh: "You can't just assume that your traditional voters will remain on your side," which is preceeded in the article by "... one senior backbencher warned that people would turn to UKIP and the BNP if the Tories did not say enough about Europe, immigration and tax cuts. "
I suppose all this opens the door for the debate of how far can a party swing from it's natural ground before it's core support crumbles? In my own personal opinion Labour have swung too far already. We'll see in the coming months and years how far the Tories can swing to the Left before their foundation of crusty old men begins to crumble.