Thursday, November 25, 2010

Tanya Gold is a timid conservative

I'm going to be tried for treason for saying this, but a royal wedding still makes idiots of us Brits
says the standfirst on Tanya Gold's Guardian article today.

This is, of course, nonsense.

The only way to commit treason in a Guardian article would be to criticise Tony Benn or say you don't agree with comprehensive education.

So far from being a rebel, Gold is being conservative. A column defending a constitutional monarchy would have been braver.


Anonymous said...


I saw the standfirst and skipped past it, thinking "Christ, shut up", felt briefly and minutely guilty realising she was unlikely to have written the standfirst herself, then forgot about it and got on with my day.

Until you just brought it up again, Mr Calder - thanks for that. You're right though.

Jonathan Calder said...

I now read the Guardian chiefly to find things to be annoyed about.

That, and because it still has more good writing than any other paper.

Mark said...

Don't you read the Guardian leader columns?

Or Julian Glover?

Or Simon Jenkins?

Or a heck of a lot of Martin Kettle?

Or the regular stream of Tory commentators (like Tim Montgomerie) who regularly get air-space?