Wednesday, 3 October 2007
Unscripted and uncensored
Probably for the first time since the shadow of Mordor fell on this isle I think there may be hope. To be sure it’s a fool’s hope and carries little weight of expectation but maybe through the shadows one may discern a pale gleam of light.
One of the few joys of being a manager is having your own office, in which you can occasionally listen to sporting pr political events on the radio during the working day without causing too much attention or disruption. I do let my staff do the same before you ask.
Anyway I spent some time (whilst in the course of my duties) listening to David Cameron’s address to the Tory (mostly) faithful in Blackpool.
I have to say that I was pretty impressed. The details may be found pretty much everywhere so I won’t recount them here.
The problem with hope is that to have it and lose it is possibly worse than never having had any at all.
The almost inexplicable return to popularity of our ‘Master’s’ party after having seen the chance of its removal from office (according to polls), during the dog days of the Blair Reich, was more of a hammer blow than 2001 and 2005.
Then the Mordor Party’s victory was assured. But to believe that they could be gone and then to see that they will probably be returned to power is really depressing..
But perhaps there is hope. Maybe the flap of Cameron’s wings today will be enough, through the course of events, to eventually create the hurricane.
It is time for a change but I don’t think we will get it yet. It may be a two election strategy. The weekend polls may not show a serious reduction in the Master’s lead.
But perhaps this may be a turning point. Heaven help my Hospital, children and bank balance if it isn’t. And if not, I might just have to get pissed (equally referring to the English and American usage).
“This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."