Oh what a circus, oh what a show

Pantomime HorseYou know that a Conservative government is either doing something right or something utterly stupid when the Daily Mail editorial is its severest critic. At the moment, it is definitely the latter.

Having made a complete dog’s breakfast of the non-strike by fuel delivery drivers that has resulted in the circus at the petrol pumps, the Mail had this to say:

Yesterday, the Liberal Democrat half of the Coalition pantomime horse joined the chaos, with Ed Davey managing to contradict himself over how low drivers should allow their fuel tanks to go within the space of only a few hours.

That conjured up such a wonderful image of the present government that I had to throw together the Photoshopped image above of Cowboy Dave on Champion the Blunder Horse.

The situation would be laughable if it wasn’t so serious in its consequences. Like the woman in York who suffered 40 per cent burns, presumably after following Francis Maude’s advice.

But you wonder if the Conservatives might be secretly pleased by all this media coverage as it takes attention away from George Osborne’s cack-handed budget.

Or worse, from International Development Minister, Andrew Mitchell, who has used highly dubious tactics to avoid paying £2.6 million in tax.

Nobody’s prefect. If you find any spelling mistakes or other errors in this post, please let me know by highlighting the text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

3 comments… Add yours
  • Jennyta 30th March 2012

    Personally, I’m sure there was method in their madness in how they have dealt with this situation – anything to take the focus off all the other events that have gone against them this past week.

  • Thicko Pudding 30th March 2012

    If only our party – the party of the people and of our country’s proud trade union heritage – was blessed with a proper leader – someone with charisma and the ability to take on the ConDems with passion and belief. Instead we have that intelligent dope – Ed Miliband. What a disaster! Given The ConDems’ errors and aloofness, their distance from ordinary people’s worries and aspirations, Labour should be killing them in the polls.

  • Mr Parrot 30th March 2012

    In theory, Labour has a ten point lead in the polls, but you only have to look at what happened in Bradford to see that the three major parties have fallen out of favour.


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