Sunday 19 December 2010

Oh, Brother, Here Art Thou

By taking a distinctive and principled line, Iain Duncan Smith took his party to parity and beyond in the polls, and made it the largest party in local government. The 2005 General Election looked like it might be a proper contest. So the all-Blairite media removed IDS in a putsch conducted entirely on the rolling television news channels, with his party's MPs as much spectators as the rest of us.

Ed Miliband has been comfortably ahead in the polls ever since he took over, and is well on course to lead his party to a famous victory at the previous three-way marginal of Oldham East & Saddleworth, overall majorities at Holyrood and Cardiff, and a routing of the other parties at municipal level, especially the Lib Dems across the North.

So the all-Blairite media are determined to remove him and replace him with someone who can expect as much success against the Heir to Blair as the Blairite Michael Howard enjoyed against the Leather-faced Liar himself in 2005.

1 comment:

  1. Blaming the meeja? Surely IDS was removed by a conspiracy within his own party (specifically within Conservative Central Office), involving the same people who replaced Mrs Thatcher with John Major and the "modernisers" headed by David Cameron and his old Etonian and Oxford chums!

    Miliband is comparable to IDS in that most members of his parliamentary party didn't vote for him and don't want him. But there's no way they're going to be able to get rid of him, whatever the meeja might pretend. Their only option is to sabotage the next General Election and get Cameron and his creeps re-elected.