Here’s an interesting quote from an old episode of the Friday Night Armistice, which I’ve been enjoying thanks to the wonders of BitTorrent. This was from summer 1996, when the UK still had John Major as its Prime Minister and the Conservative party running its government – Labour, Tony Blair and ‘Cool Britannia’ wouldn’t come until 1997.
The problem with the Tories though is that they’ve been in Government for like 17 years, and after 17 years in a relationship, things go a bit stale, don’t they? We all know that, I mean, the first few years it’s electric, you stay up all night making policies – it’s just policies, policies – and then you can’t keep your hands off their legislation, and then, you know, you start to cool off, you run out of ideas, you find yourself looking at other countries and wonder what it would be like to run them… it’s sad, but it happens, doesn’t it?
I think that sums up Labour’s situation right now almost perfectly. 🙂