Roz Kaveney (rozk) wrote,
Roz Kaveney

Irritating to hear the Tory transport spokesman being allowed to get away with the sheerest of nonsense on the radio this morning. The interviewer pointed out that all the good European railways are publicly owned and the Conservative was allowed to get away with saying, oh yes, but the Japanese railways are privately owned. Which is true in a sense, but the distinction between public and private is only somewhat applicable in Japanese terms anyway; I suppose interviewers are mostly told not to tell people they are lying or stretching the truth. It was noticeable that no-one told Blair he was either lying or mistaken when he claimed that the Kiley bond issue was responsible for bankrupting New York...

And does anyone else suspect that the way to bet on the next Archbishop of Canterbury is in terms of who is not going to make a fuss about marrying Charles and Camilla? Blair is not going to appoint anyone who would cause a constitutional crisis he doesn't want.
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