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I know, the Guardian's rightward drift is both truly disappointing and utterly nauseating.

But an interesting thing happened in yesterday's manifesto, the Tories fucked up. They're introduing a ridiculous cost on usng care homes for the elderly. this has already been dubbed the Dementia Tax and may well cost the tories badly.

A case in point: Last night's BBC Question Time. I rarely watch it as I can't stand the format, but the first question was on the dementia tax and first up to speak was Tory Priti Patel, followed by the Telegraph editor Charles Moore. Never has Napoleon's dictum, "Never interrupt your enemy when he's making a mistake" been more true, particularly I could have listened to charles Moore on that subject for hours as he carefully dug his hole deeper and deeper, shoring it up and squaring it off as he went. It was fascinating. And any time he hesitated before starting another sentence I imagined Obama saying, "please proceed, Mr Moore"

And as the camera panned over the audience, you could see them, row by row, recoiling in horror. It felt like the moment an ebbing tide began to race. If that represents how the public see it, who knows where this goes.

No, Labour aren't going to win, but it's not going to be a massacre anymore

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri May 19th, 2017 at 07:14:38 AM EST
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