Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Serves him right: George Osborne fighting for his political life

First, let's get one thing straight. I despise and loathe Peter Mandelson with a passion that is only surpassed by my feelings of uttermost revulsion for Gordon Brown. But there are some things that are sacrosanct in life, even for the cockroach scum layer that call themselves "public service" politicians.

One of these things that must be kept sacrosanct, unless we are to descend into a moral abyss even deeper than the one we are in, is the keeping of things to yourself that are told to you in confidence. Yes, there will be spills. That is the nature of the human condition. But writing down what you have just heard and then telling the first journalist you come across, hardly qualifies as a "spill".

So when George Osborne, the politically non-existent shadow chancellor, revealed that the prince of darkness (now known as Lord Voldemort of Hartlepool) had been "dripping poison" about Gordon Brown, at a private meal Osborne and Mandelson shared together, just days before Mandelson's ennoblement and reincarnation as a third-time-lucky cabinet minister, I wondered just how long it would be before the Universal Goddess of Just Desserts got her own back on Osborne, a slimy Bilbderberger of the first water.

The Goddess very rarely fails to disappoint. Now she has Osborne twisting in a macabre dance for his "political life", by revealing to the world that he is up to his own filthy eyeballs in sleaze.

It couldn't have happened to a nicer snivelling tell-tale wretch. Did Osborne really believe Peter "Machiavelli calls me Nemesis" Mandelson wouldn't be able to stage-manage a snake-hissing revenge? In the caustic words of Hermione Granger, "What an idiot!".

To have even failed to cover his tracks, and to have so easily enabled Mandelson to work out who had spilt the beans, qualifies Osborne as a hopeless second rater, as well as a rotten snitch.

So let's hope that Cameron does the decent thing, drops Osborne from the First XI, and appoints William Hague as shadow chancellor to start taking Alistair Darling and Gordon Brown to task for the appalling Marxist mess that they are currently hatching within the body of the British economy.

No, please don't take this as support for the Tories. They are no better than Labour. But I'll take anything, at the moment, to undermine the British people's confidence in this increasingly Marxist state.


Anonymous said...

Re Hague as a potential shadow chancellor:

I thought that at first as his parliamentary skills are first rate. But then I remembered the 2001 (?) election campaign when he was leader of the Tories. More specifically I remembered his interview with Roger Boulton on Sky News where he got torn apart over tax policy. Maybe its unfair to judge him by that alone but its sort of sticks in the memory and makes me wodner if he is truly up to holding the chancellor brief. I may be wrong.

Jack Maturin said...

Yes, he was similarly inept with Paxman. But he's going to be damn sight better than Osborne, and this time he will have a single brief and only be up against the "Beria" of Darling, rather than the "Stalin" of Brown, or the "Trotsky" of Blair.

Yes, Redwood would IMHO be a closer fit to Austrian economics, but alas he comes across as an Alien and nobody will ever forget his attempt to whistle the Welsh national anthem.

All in all, politics is a snake pit, and none of them are really up to much except getting re-elected to help themselves even more to the till.

But here's the rub. I met Hague once, shook his hand, and I liked him. That's all I can say. I even met him in the presence of his rumoured gay lover, Sebastian Coe, but I still liked him.

What can you do? :-)

Anonymous said...

Hague Gay (rumoured)???? How can he be? He's married to yummy Ffion.

Jack Maturin said...

Ah, you obviously haven't heard the other part of the rumour then! ;-)

I'll let you work it out.