Saturday, May 30, 2009

Rock solid political commitment

Something slight for the weekend...

In an interesting article on some Tories' concerns about David Cameron's plans to withdraw his party from the main centre-right political grouping in the European Parliament (in order to align it with the far more 'Euroskeptic' alliance with right-wing Czechs and Poles), we encounter the following delightful turn of phrase from Lord Kerr of Kinlochard:

"I do not understand a rigid commitment to impotence," he said.

Neither do I, Lord Kerr, neither do I....

So much for wets and dries then: the modern Tory party will be divided into hards and softs.

Or maybe we could go on just calling them pricks.

Elsewhere in the Guardian: best CiF title this year.

1 comment:

Geoff Coupe said...

The Guardian's Sub-Eds have form in the game of witty titles. One of my favourites was when the Elizabeth Taylor/Richard Burton film "Cleopatra" first came out.

I freely admit that the following will probably make no sense whatsoever to most people, but to those of us who grew up in the UK during the latter part of the 20th Century, and who know who Gracie Fields was, then the Guardian's Headline for the review of the film was a stunner:

"The Biggest Asp-Disaster In The World".

Perhaps you had to have been there, but I still find it brilliant...