From Rod Liddle, in the latest Spectator:
I felt, as we all rounded with glee upon the MPs two years ago, that sooner or later [journalists] would cop it, a feeling of foreboding compounded by my trade’s astonishingly sanctimonious outrage that we were having a privacy law imposed upon us by judges.
Read the whole thing: it’s rather fine.
At the Spectator, Rod Liddle has been explaining his political philosophy to the confused masses:
I sign up to most of the stuff which used to be considered left – decent minimum wage, redistributive tax policy, social ownership of those things which as a society we need but which the market struggles to provide (trains, utilities, council housing and the like).
So far, so good. Ticks all the boxes of yer typical metro-bovine-lefty, then. But hold on…there’s something missing. Shouldn’t he “care passionately about the BBC but think it’s lost its way” to complete the set?
Oh yes, he does. Phew!
Personally, I think Rod’s philosophy would appear more coherent if he didn’t keep changing his fright wigs for every different publication he appears in.