Tuesday, 23 February 2010
punch and judy bullying allegations denied
The discussions about whether or not the Prime Minister displays temper tantrums has appeared a few weeks before the election.
There's straight-faced denials from Peter Mandelson saying nothing untoward has been happening, yet there seems to have been an undercurrent of questions for at least the last nine months. Ever since a little question about throwing mobile phones was raised in Prime Minister's Questions.
"This is not an account I recognise" being part of the subsequent mandarin response.
It's quite difficult to unpick this kind of thing. I know someone wants to sell books, and there's around two months countdown to the elections, so it seems predictable that the truth is being smeared by anyone within reach of the trough.
For starters there's the jolly poster japes of mydavidcameron.com although the equivalent domains for gordon and nick have already been bought in a pre-emptive strike.
We have to treat the next period as a Punch and Judy show, with accusations and denials in equal measure. Are we looking at a pussy cat, or a crocodile? as Mr Punch would need to decide.
Presumably the same sausages of disdain will be used to parade the current alleged achievements of leadership and the similarly aspirational plans for the future.
Unfortunately, these accounts are something I recognise all too well.
And here's my short orchestral piece inspired by some of this, entitled temazepam bunker and described at FAWM
temazepam bunker (rashbre and the unexpected musicians)