Thursday, 20 November 2008

Mandelson wants Sergeant to come dancing

What to make of the news that Peter Mandelson, Secretary of State for 'Business' and peer of the realm, has issued a statement about John Sergeant leaving Strictly Come Dancing?

"John Sergeant should not bow out. He has become the people's John Travolta and he should be a fighter, not a quitter."

I mean, is this deft self-parody? Is it ironic? Post-modern? WTF?

Mr Fawkes describes it as another example of the Guido-isation of politics. Oh, but it's worse than that. Politics has, it seems to your humble blogger, after a long flirtation, entered into a grotesque, incestuous sexual relationship with 'slebdom, and this comment by third-time-lucky Mandy is one of the first horrorshow offspring of what is a dark and fetid coupling. Godfather: Tony Blair.

Sometimes it's hard to avoid the feeling that the lowest point has been reached in our public life, and that there is nothing left to be done but razing the Palace of Westminster and Bush House to the ground (preferably by a mob of bemused, angry but decent folk wielding burning torches) and starting all over again.

No comments: