It’s been a strange weekend. On Saturday night, I was sharing in the happiness of Comrades around the country and adding my usual incisively brilliant commentary to the political events of the day.
Baroness Warsi was sent to Manchester, I can only assume by the Tory high command, to push the Tory line that Ed Miliband was a ‘puppet of the unions’. The Tory logic being that the union members who voted in the contest hadn’t acted as hard-working individuals from varying walks of life, but had in fact all voted as one on the command of Derek Simpson.
So there on Sky News we could all see Baroness Warsi questioning the democratic legitimacy of Ed Miliband’s election to the office of Leader of the Labour Party.
Now, I don’t know what you think of that image. All I know is that I found it hilarious that CCHQ had sent an unelected minister to make a point about Labour democracy. I thought they would get more mileage from that line if they’d sent an elected minister to talk about it.
See where I was going with that logic? Anyway, I made this point via Twitter, as you can see here:
All well and good. Until five or six minutes later when I get a response from a Tory supporter I’ve never heard of and never tweeted before. We entered into a debate spread over the next couple of hours which I thought was hilarious and weird in equal measure while also providing a classic example of how Tories typically debate.
I’ve decided to put it all on here for you to read. Please do let me know what you think.