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Hoses of the Holy in the Parallel Universe

December 12, 2005

Topsy turvy politics

I hear that the editor of the Ecologist magazine has joined the Conservative party.

This to my old fashioned way of thinking seems anathema to me.

I mean the Ecologist is full of those sort of hippy-spouted unpleasant truths about the world that dare not speak their name. I mean, reading an issue from say 4 years ago, you come across the contents of most current newspapers: the nasty stuff before it became fashionable.

Crazy, innit.

3 Comments:

  • Yeah, but it's Zac Goldsmith innit - tories will out, won't they?

    What was more alarming was the number of times Cameron mentioned the word 'Green' in his Today programme appearance last week. Check here:

    http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/rmhttp/downloadtrial/radio4/today/rss.xml

    I just thought "you're trying to nick someone else's clothes aren't you?"

    By Blogger patrische, at 4:55 am  

  • There's always been an uneasy fit between small-c conservatism and fuck-off libertarianism in the Conservative party, just as there was an uneasy alliance between socialist societies and some very right-wing trade unions in the Labour party.

    It's a bit Alice in Wonderland to talk about the environment to your Range Rover-driving Countryside Alliance crowd.

    By Blogger bot37363838, at 5:01 am  

  • Comments both good and true.

    I remember when I worked at ACAS and I was trained in race issues, we were shown some footage from the 50s & 60s of Trades Union people saying unbelievable things about black workers stealing white men's jobs.

    Shocking. Just watching it made you wince.

    One senior ACAS officer said to me that a common phrase in Industrial relations used to be, "there's nobody as conservative as a union man with his back against the wall."

    I can almost see it on my Mary Poppins barometer that the next UK government is going to be Tory.

    Unless the fuck it up for themselves with bickering and exposed artfulness, of course.

    By Blogger SimonHolyHoses, at 5:26 am  

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