Today's The World This Weekend featured a post-Christmas blow-out with three old blowhards - Michael Howard, Ming Campbell and Lord Neil Kinnock. Shaun Ley scored interruption coefficients of 0.7, 0.8 and 0.2 respectively against these three ex party-leaders (and weren't they all great successes?!).
There's not much concerning BBC bias here, but Kinnock's pomposity and clapped-out rhetoric certainly needs a fresh knocking, with its cliches, its repetitions, its bizarrely-placed stresses. Also, being an ex-Eurolord, he shamelessly bracketed UKIP with the BNP. Saying that "the only real gainers from that election (ie. June 2009) were the far right", he complained about the democratic legitimacy given to "prejudice and racism...by the BNP and to a degree by UKIP." Shouldn't Shaun Ley have challenged that smear against UKIP?
Kinnock, following Sir Ming's lead, also attacked blogs, saying "Really all of the blogs should carry health warnings." I agree. What about "This blog risks seriously criticising failed Labour leader, worse-than-useless Eurorogue, & all-round pompous goon Lord Neil Kinnock whenever it gets the chance"?
Incidentally, why was Kinnock's turkey anything but dry this Christmas? Because he still had so much gravy left over from the time he was a EU commissioner. Boom, boom!
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