21 August 2006

The sterility of British politics

When you're a senior politician and you don't have any idea what leadership is, nor do you dare do anything radical like target outcomes for a change, there isn't much left really:

The [UK] Tory leader will announce that in future at least half the names on the final shortlist for selection in these seats must be women.
Yes, that's right; just follow everybody else, except more so. What a bunch of losers. With the world facing serious environmental challenges; with the UK's soaring crime rate and disintegrating social structure... this is the reaction from the British Parliamentary Opposition. Someone should teach these people the difference between ends and means, between actions and results - and between gestures and reality.

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