Last week William Hague took the lead in PMQs, and said:
Isn’t there something supremely ironic about being lectured about food waste by a prime minister who is past his own sell-by date?
Which is quite supremely stupid. That’s not ironic, that’s just arsing about with words. Isn’t there something supremely ironic about being told to clean up your act by someone who was washed up long ago? Isn’t there something supremely ironic about being lectured on food dialogues by a has-bean? See: stupid. Just a worthless ad hominem.
Obviously it’s meant to sound like the PM is being hypocritical, which isn’t surprising given ‘you’re a hypocrite’ is apparently the only technique taught at politician school1. Harriet Harman didn’t do much better, with some comment about not getting dietary advice from someone who used to drink a lot. Or something. I stopped caring.
Anyway, this reminded me of B4L’s recent post about Labour reactions to David Davis, which makes the rare valid point about hypocrisy (a point completely ignored by the crazies in the comments). Also worth seeing are the 10 Socialist Commandments. It’s an oasis of sanity, that site.
- sorry, bitter today [↩]