Many people have asked me what I think about McBride and his foul insinuations in emails about leading Tory politicians.
Of course these are the tactics of a politician in despair, and the fact that he was once a civil servant working for Brown at the Treasury, does not mean that he isn’t (and wasn’t) a politician thinly disguised as a civil servant. The desperate man is the Prime Minister, of course, who must take responsibility for the actions of his creature. He won’t, though!
I fear the next election may see a lot of dirty tricks from our friends on the Left. If past form is anything to go by, they won’t be limited to the Labour Party or to Parliamentary elections. I still have in my possession a copy of a letter purporting to come from one of our Conservative councillors, of Asian origin, announcing his intention to quit the party during the local election campaign in 2002. I know that the candidate himself didn’t write it, but I still spend the odd idle hour wondering who did……….