Whoops – there goes another one …
Hot on the heels of one out of touch Tory peer putting his foot where his foie gras should go, the soon to be enobled Howard Flight has given an interesting insight into modern conservative party thinking. (Isn’t that an oxymoron? Come to think of it, it’s a DOUBLE oxymoron. Yay!)
Political followers may remember that Flighty used to be the member for Arundel and South Downs – one of the safest of safe seats, with extra safety bars added. You’d think that this would have been a gold season ticket on the gravy train until the time comes to retire and spend more time with your company directorships.
we must call the boy David’s judgement into serious doubt
Not so for Flighty following another boot/denture collision – this time blowing the gaff on the Tories REAL agenda if they had won the 2005 general election. Understandably, the then Tory leader, the vampire they call Howard, wasn’t too chipper about this and barred him from standing – even going so far as to threaten the local Tory branch with suspension unless they deselected him.
Flighty has resurfaced as one of the boy David’s new placemen in the Lords. No sooner than he thinks his rehabilitation period is spent than he offers this gem to the Evening Standard “We’re going to have a system where the middle classes are discouraged from breeding because it’s jolly expensive. But for those on benefits, there is every incentive. Well, that’s not very sensible.”
Oh, what joy as another Tory toff spontaneously immolates himself. Do they not any longer teach at candidate school that there are some things you just don’t say? Apparently not.
The more serious point is that, YET AGAIN, we must call the boy David’s judgement into serious doubt for appointing these gobshites.