Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The absurdity of politics

No doubt being astounded by the news that James Callaghan and Labour actively tried to sideline Margaret Thatcher from 50 year celebration of full voting rights for women is little more than false outrage because I'm a Tory sympathiser, but I have to say that it is pretty crazy what this years documents have revealed.

Some might say its just politics and actively trying to stop the most prominent female politician from taking the limelight was just electoral and nothing more. My question would have to be imagine if the tables were turned. Imagine if a Tory Government actively tried to stop a female leader of the Labour opposition from getting coverage in such a celebration.

There would be outrage and disgust I imagine, all the while conveniently forgetting that it was the Conservative Party who were in power when the 1928 Representations of the Peoples Act came along.. natch.


Anonymous said...

I agree. What it does show is that labour has always been, and will continue to be, the real Vindictive,Nasty and Lieing party


T England. Raised from the dead. said...

Makes you laugh doesn’t it that Labour have always tried to act like they are so politically correct when in reality they are just human beings who act & think like the rest of us, only they can’t admit it!
I think as the election draws closer the Tories will have to raise some high profile examples of what a NASTY bunch Labour really are & what dastardly deeds they will perform to keep in power.
If Labour want to say that “trying to stop the most prominent female politician from taking the limelight was just electoral and nothing more” then it just proves what we all knew & when it comes to keeping power, Labour can be as dark & devious as the next.

Anonymous said...

And note, too, that a civil servant was actively involved in this petty, partisan affair.

An impartial Civil Service? Never when Labour's in office.

Remember how they applauded Gordon Brown into the Treasury after '97?

Deadbeat Dad said...

I met Uncle Jim back in 1986, when I was a postgrad student at Swansea University and he had just been appointed President of the college. I was working in the library one day when he happened to be passing through, and he stopped at my desk for a chat. He struck me as a thoroughly nice chap - a Mensch.

Still, your point is well made, Dizzy.

And, as I recall, it was the Liberals (under the leadership of Asquith and Lloyd George) who stymied the campaign for women's suffrage. Probably not something they like to be reminded of.