‘Doctor’, urges a much-maligned figure to a less than receptive audience, ‘always do the right thing’.
Spike Lee’s controversial social commentary may seem an unlikely source of inspiration for today’s British politicians, but in truth it is only the minor detail of ‘Da Mayor’ telling a doctor how to act that seems out of place. Boris Johnson wouldn’t dare wade in to the debate on NHS reform.
Last week, though, was not about Government cuts, an eccentric London mayor or, to any significant level, the summer’s riots. It was Nick Clegg’s news cycle to convince his party, as well as the nation, that in entering into the Coalition the Lib Dems had made a choice that was “not easy, but right”. Read the rest of this entry
It’s been a strange parliamentary timetable this year. David Cameron decided to haul MPs back to the House of Commons after their twice-interrupted summer holidays, presumably to give off the impression that the MPs he is presiding over are more hard-working than ever before. I’m not sure the public have even noticed. It’ll be interesting to see if he reverts back to tradition next year, but leaving those kind of agonising decisions to one side, conference season is upon us. Click here to keep reading