Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Politics laid bare

Brickbats for Liberal Dem environment spokesman Chris Huhne MP, who says:
The Tories are a shambles on green taxes. George Osborne says he favours green taxes, but the special commission he set up to look at taxes did not come up with a single plan for green taxation.
This proves that the Tories are all mouth and no trousers on the environment. The voters are waking up to the fact that the Tories have no proposals for tackling climate change, merely hot air and claptrap.

and Glasgow Herald political hack Michael Settle, who writes of David Cameron:
On policy, the conclusions of the swathe of commissions are not due until next summer, leading to the charge that the Tory leader is "all mouth and no trousers".

We might allow Settle the use of the vulgarised phrase in quotes, but there's no excuse for Huhne (himself a former journalist, now MP for some suburb of Southampton on a slim majority). One trusts his linguistic sloppiness does not reflect any laxity of political rigour.


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