David Miliband this, David Miliband that. BBC News at Ten was 13 minutes in before it deigned to mention the real, and really huge, story of the day, Liam Fox. He was given less than a minute, so was that doctor who has been struck off, and then there was a brief report of the enormous anti-cuts demonstrations across the Continent. Can someone please explain to me when David Miliband became one of this country's great statesman? If there are any still alive, then they certainly don't include him. Proper coverage of the candidate who won, rather than one of those who lost, would not go amiss. Nor would some coverage of the Government rather than the Opposition.
I dare any of you Blairite London hacks to put up as an Independent at the South Shields by-election, and see how far you got in defence of the Iraq War, the non-regulation of the City, the funny money PFIs and City Academies, the imposition of tuition fees, and the assault on civil liberties, as well as the view that Britain should have joined the euro, as advocated by the Blairites but blocked by Gordon Brown and Ed Balls. You could also explain how opposition to the Iraq War was still anti-American and anti-Semitic, as you all insisted that it was at the time, even now that it is the position of the President of the United States and of Britain's most prominent Jew, the latter among the three Party Leaders out of three who now take that view.
Go on. I dare you.