This picture, and the associated piece in the Grauniad, just about made my week.
The ‘wearing poppies in China’ angle is just classic… say what you like about the chinese, but they certainly have long memories when it’s convenient!
It’s pretty hard to pick a winner, as much as i’d like to pick Gideon, he, along with Vince (the Cable) does at least appear to have managed to grasp the concept of drinking the champagne. Cameron is giving it his best shot, but perhaps managed to look like a disdainful simpleton. Gove, however, looks the most likely to either attempt to snort the stuff, or throw it over his head.
Ah, they must have had a gloriously post-colonial time! Half way around the world while the plebs sacked the party head-quarters. I’m sure no questions were asked…
Maybe it was a one off, but the idea that English youth is going to take to the streets fills me with some kind of middle-aged joy. This certainly wasn’t a generations poll tax riots, but the mere fact that they were out there (almost) ‘chuckin bricks at pigs’ is a positively joyous. The collective suspension of disbelief (that the people were also going to get screwed by the left) has given way to reversion to the comfortable old class warfare.
It still doesn’t seem possible that a more palatable alternative will emerge anytime soon, but it has been enough to have me humming White Riot and Anarchy in the UK for a few days.