Thursday, 13 May 2010

The New Ant & Dec?

Yes I can't help being reminded of the geordie duo. It is a common theme that no-one can tell them apart and in may ways this is true of the Prime Minister and his deputy. Not just the same accent,  but the same mannerisms the same use of of emphasis (poor Rory Bremner) they really are indistinguishable.

But it's not just in they talk they are similar for in reality they share the same values (or actually lack of them) and are  representative of the politics where presentation is everything and content nothing.
In fact who these pair really remind me of is:

I find myself quoting George Orwell
"Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind."

The sad thing is that the likelihood is that Labour will go the same way that and elect Dave Miliband as their leader.

But this no surprise, as I have already argued on this blog the political classes whether in Parliament, or commentators in the media are led by products of privileged education which encourages this attitude and the sad thing is that enough people are fooled by this to elect them. Even when they come over as a complete buffoon as Boris Johnson does he still gets elected as London's Mayor. People think that because he has a posh accent he is more educated and a better person to represent and lead us. Just compere the treatment of John Prescott whose syntax was derided by the media to the extent they questioned his capabilities.

It is  2010 it is time we stopped doffing our caps our tugging our forelocks.

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