Beyond Parody

This is how the Labour Manifesto [pdf] begins:

Eight years ago, I offered new leadership – fresh, idealistic, energetic, but untested. You voted for change and gave me the chance to serve. In our first term we banished the demons of ten per cent interest rates, mass unemployment, wages of £1.50 an hour, and outside toilets in our schools…

Right, let’s see if I can get through the rest of it before lunchtime.

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