Sunday 15 December 2002


Gerald Warner, Scotland's Mark Steyn, is on top form today:
The Rasputinesque atmosphere of the court of King Tony is beyond parody. Who is his consort’s best friend and adviser? A former topless model and Men Only cover-girl, once a member of the Exegesis cult, who, in partnership with her mother Sylvia, now deals in crystal-clutching, mud-bathing and rebirthing. It is not the social milieu that frequented Downing Street in the days of Clementine Churchill and Lady Dorothy Macmillan.
and more, more and more:
The farce we have been living through, over the past two weeks, is that Monty Pythonesque moment of history - the Dead Project Sketch. In the perspective of historians, it will be seen as New Labour’s ERM débâcle. Britain has awakened from the trance into which it fell on May 1, 1997 and has done so in a bad temper. At last, the grotesquerie of a Britain ruled by Alf Garnett’s son-in-law’s son-in-law has dawned on the public.
Regime change, anyone?