Tuesday, 16 December 2014
IDS. The Mr Nasty of a very nasty party.
Ten or so years back, when Theresa May suggested that many people thought of the Tories as the Nasty Party, the end result was much earnest, wide eyed proclamations of liberal decency from the party. Gay marriage? Yes. Hug a tree, or for that matter hug a fucking hoodie? Bring it on. But truth be told there really is "something of the night" about not just Micheal Howard but the whole party. The loathsome IDS is just the most public example of a very unpleasant current in politics. We don't need the Guardianistas to explain all this to us but to be fair, Polly Toynbee has a thoughtful and provocative piece here.