I have just listened to Dan Hannan's latest tour de force in The EU sop Parliament. Quite brilliant and I recommend it to everyone but socialists and Marxists in particular. I have placed it below my latest musings. Throughout my life I have always played catch up with my contemporaries. Blew school and caught up via The RAF. Entered a commercial flying career later than I should. Not that most everything has not been fun, despite the hard effort of running to stay in the race for a good career and life. The point of this discourse is to suggest that life really is a lottery and possibly the better for it. However sometimes the lottery throws up dreadful people whose lucky number puts then in power over others. More often than not they are less able than they think themselves. Hence the innate arrogance of people such as Desperate Dan like character, James Gordon. This is not confined to political careerists, however. All professions and walks of life end up with a pecking order. In the lower socio-economic sphere a lorry driver or local gangster is revered far more than a surgeon or airline pilot. In the upper echelon it's all about wealth and privilege. Sadly it seems the luck of the draw is not how leaders get to the top. Ted Heath, a mincing twin of Jimmy and just as unpleasant and devious. Look at Mandy, Ed Balls, Harperson or even, possibly, Cameron and Osborne. The latter are yet to be tested in power so it would be fair to wait on that judgement.
This brings me back to the star of the post. Dan Hannan had the cojones to lambaste gurning Jimmy and nail him perfectly. A book out today completes the "bunker" sagas knowledge of this nose picking creature's inadequacy and the precision of Dan's coruscation. So is it not a little disappointing that Dan Hannan is languishing in Brussels, good as his work there is? Surely we have a charismatic and brilliant mind here, capable of breathtaking greatness? Buck up, DC, you need this man on your front bench.