Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Vincent van Miliband

David Miliband's article in the Guardian is a van Gogh. Vincent painted a boot, a bed or a chair as a portrait of somebody who wasn't there. The article is a portrait of Gordon Brown, who also isn't there.


  1. Very good chiefy, but my comparison of him with the Heart Beat Robot is not bad either. I see you survived Corfu.

  2. The Miliblobs are escapees from the Village of Midwich. Round 'em up, send them back there, and don't let them out again.

  3. what does he mean, ''...platform for change'' - isn't that what the other lot should be calling for?

  4. Yeah, so much for him praising and complimenting the man, his boss, so centrally involved in achieving the thing of joy Britain has become over the past 11 years.

    And yet, as Ian perhaps implies, if such a success their tenure, why the call for change?

    Yeah, this is a personal pitch and a manifesto, is it not.. which is what I presume, Bryan, you were eluding to with subtlety.

    "If people and business are to take responsibility, you need government to act as a catalyst."

    Really, I thought you had to appeal to their their actual capacity for responsibility? Oh, I forgot, we don't have an inner life in the brave new world.

    And the State lives our lives for us. How irresponsible of me to forget.