Thursday, October 20, 2005
He lists the obvious similarities- public school, Oxford, upper-middle class background - but goes on to spot others: the same verbless sentences('To give choice to parents. Freedom to schools'), the ready emoting, the 'ordinary bloke' self deprecation, the sentence which sounds good but means nothing. He also points out that both men offer the dire promise of a future elite rule by public school Oxbridge types as most of the aides to both men share similar backgrounds. TGA suggests Modern Compassionate Conservatism(MCC) will rival Blair's New Labour New Britain (NLNB).
A glimpse into the future which does not exactly inspire confidence but does provide evidence that Blair has changed our political culture as dramatically as Thatcher did before him. The one good thing, for me, which this represents is that the Thatcherite beast in the Tory psyche has been finally cornered and exorcised by the(allegedly)'coke' snorting Tory tyro.
Links to this post: