I am amazed that the furore over the now former Labour Shadow attorney general’s tweet showing a house, two flags of St George and a white van should still be ongoing.
Am I the only person in the UK who is totally bewildered?
I see nothing wrong in a patriotic Englishman displaying his national flag. Equally, what’s wrong with white vans? Some people go to work in them.
I know some very nice gardeners who have them. I also know lots of folk of all classes who hire them to move things like furniture.
Unfortunately, the making of my point requires some personal details: I have two university degrees, I have worked on farms, I have been a member of a political party and represented it at a local level.
I read a lot about politics and current affairs and absorb a lot more on radio and TV. I write a lot of letters (some silly perhaps) to national newspapers. Does this make me a reasonably aware man of the world?
In any event, despite this wealth of experience, I truthfully have absolutely no idea what the fuss is about; I cannot see what insults have been thrown at anyone.
I have no idea what the media and all our politicians have been in convulsions about.
Those at the top of Labour, who forced or persuaded poor Emily Thornberry – who seemed every bit as competent as most of her colleagues – to resign are clearly the silliest of all.