There is an old Laotian proverb which seems apt this morning:
Live with vultures, become a vulture; live with crows, become a crow.
Why? Just read this from Iain Dale, this morning:
The Labour MP Piara Khabra has died thus causing a by election. I’m not at my desk but I believe the LibDems are in second place in his Ealing seat. According to the Guardian the LibDems will be in government by the time the by election takes place. Much chuntering among Labour MPs this morning I gather. More later when I am out of this EI breakfast meeting titled CAN CAMERON CRACK IT? Some interesting perspectives here…
What? You sure you wouldn’t like to speculate on the size of his estate and the employment prospects of his constituency staff as well, while your on?
“Labour MP Piara Khabra has died thus causing a by election” – and I dare say a fair bit of upset to his family and friends as well, something I consider of rather more import than whether or not the fucking Lib Dems are in second place in Ealing.
Look, if you can’t keep you mouth shut until after the fucking funeral, then you might at least offer your condolences to his family before setting about calculating the odds for the by election that will follow in due course.
And some people wonder why the political classes are considered to out of touch with reality.