Economics and similar, for the sleep-deprived
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Update: seemingly not
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Friday, October 01, 2010
Let me be governed by lazy men
Like the rest of the jamiesphere, I find myself liking Ed Milliband a lot more than I thought I was going to. I like his Terry Fuckwitt grin and strong physical resemblance to the comedian David Schneider. But most of all, now that we've all heard a bit about his home life, I finally feel that here is a politician I can identify with.
Ed Milliband has been living with the same woman for six years; he has one child (and another on the way) and still hasn't got married to her. I know exactly how this is achieved; I lasted ten years and two kids. Basically the answer to the question "how the fuck do you procrastinate marrying the woman you love and the mother of your children, for ten years?" is "one day at a time". One day I plan to write an inspirational self-help book and management tome, entitled Say Yes, Then Do Nothing.
I admit that a) not getting his name on the birth certificate and then b) managing to sack off going down the town hall and sorting it out for one whole year is bloody impressive though - I guess it's talent like that which is why he's Leader of the Opposition and I'm not. But yes, anyway, as one of the country's leading advocates of "inertia" as a political Big Idea, I think I may have found my man.
I very much look forward to hearing in someone's memoirs about the phone call where Obama says "look, when is the British contribution to Operation Iranian Pony coming", and Ed says "OH GOD! Yes, absolutely, sorry, I am totally on top of that one, I'll get it done immediately!", before settling back into his chair for a biscuit and an idle check of David Moyes' Twitter feed.
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