Apropos of my comments about ‘Brave Sir Iain’ and Colin Challen, it seems that ‘Chippen’s’ a tad nonplussed by the reaction of Danial Finkelstein over at the newly redesigned Times website – which I have to say looks the absolute dog’s bollocks and now stands out as by far the best looking MSM website around.
I’m a little mystified by THIS post on Danny Finkelstein’s Comment Central blog. He takes me to task for my POST criticisng Gordon Brown for appointing Colin Challen MP to the Stern Committee, thereby freeing up Challen’s seat for Brown’s crony Ed Balls. Danny argues…
And just what has ‘Da Fink’ said to cause ‘onest Iain to get his underwear in a tangle?
I must say I am baffled by this response.
The moment Challen announced he was standing down it was obvious he’d been offered something, and membership of a climate change panel is hardly a huge inducement.
This is just politics and there’s nothing wrong with it at all. It’s ridiculous for Tories to pretend that they wouldn’t do such things in office.
To which Dale’s actual reponse is little short of hilarious…
So that’s alright then. This line of argument debases politics. I am quite shocked to see Danny take this line. I wrote in his comments: “Your response illustrates why people have such a low regard for politicians. If this is considered the “norm” then it is going to take a new generation to clean up the system. The fact that all parties have been known to do such things does not make it right.”
Even better, both ‘Brave sir Iain’ and Paul Staines (quelle surprise) try to take Finkelstein to take over in his own comments…
Your response illistrates why people have such a low regard for politicians. If this is considered the “norm” then it is going to take a new generation to clean up the system. The fact that all parties have been known to do such things does not make it right.