Against all odds analysis gets more stupid
Delighted to discover from reading today's Guardian that some people appear to have read 'ten terrible arguments about the Labour leadership', and thought it was a to do list, starting from the top.
But the response to David Miliband's article has been a whole new level of stupid. My favourite being 'look at the comments on the Guardian's website in response to his article, they are all negative. This means that even people who read the Guardian don't like David Miliband'.
So just for the avoidance of any doubt, there are two separate groups of people. There are Guardian readers, who buy and read the Guardian newspaper (hence the name), who mostly work in the public or voluntary sector, would like Labour to be a bit more left-wing but not too much and so on. Their favourite political columnist is Polly Toynbee.
Then there are people who leave comments on the CommentisFree section of the Guardian website. There is extremely little overlap between these people and the ones who buy the Guardian, since they haven't yet invented a permit or something to stop right-wing loons from being able to go to the Guardian's website. If David Miliband wanted to get positive comments from Comment is Free, his article should have covered the following subjects:
*The holes in the so-called 'official' account of 9/11
*The National Health Service - a socialist conspiracy
*Why all politicians are evil and corrupt
*The need to scrap ID cards, CCTV cameras and the rest of the Big Brother state
*The plot to make the English people slaves of the European super state
Or put more simply, the way to tell a Guardian reader apart from a CommentisFree poster is that no Guardian reader has ever used the phrase 'ZaNu Lie-bour'.
So what do the comments on Miliband's article tell us about his prospects of being a future Labour leader? Absolutely nothing.
Plz can we have some proper news instead of yet more of this 'sources close to the minister failed to deny blah blah blah'? Surely there is a kitten stuck up a tree which has just been rescued by Brave Fire Fighters, or something like that. Please?