Monday, October 27, 2008

The Curse of House Points

My first House Points column of the new season appeared in Liberal Democrat News on Friday 17 October. In it I took aim at George Osborne:

He still gives the overwhelming impression of being a clever schoolboy. It is hard to get the idea that he was once David Cameron’s fag out of your head. He made "bloody good toast" and has now received his reward.

So Osborne is not a figure who commands respect in a crisis. Already Conservative voices are suggesting Kenneth Clarke would make a more credible chancellor if the party came to power.

Five days later Osborne was in deep trouble after it was alleged he was personally involved in discussions to channel a £50,000 donation from Russia's richest oligarch to the Conservative party.

Last Friday - 24 October - House Points questioned whether funding the BBC through a licence fee was going to be defensible for much longer. In passing, I took aim at Jonathan Ross and his £6m annual salary from the Corporation.

Today, three days later, Ross is in deep trouble over his and Russell Brand's telephone calls to Andrew Sachs.

I wonder whom I should write about this week?


Jennie Rigg said...

Please do Stephen Pinker, or Desmond Morris, or some other misogynistic arsehole who likes to wrap up his pet prejudices as if they were hard science.

HE Elsom said...

John McCain, please. Just to be safe.

dreamingspire said...

Jacqui Smith, please. She looks increasingly uncomfortable every time I see her on TV. They should let her go.