Dead Men Left

Wednesday, January 25, 2006


Interesting new word usage:

The sense of crisis engulfing the Liberal Democrats has deepened after one of their parliamentary candidates defected to the Conservative Party.

Adrian Graves, who stood at the 1997 and 2005 elections for Suffolk West, said his decision was a response to David Cameron modernising the Tories...

Mr Graves is the first prominent Liberal Democrat to defect to the Tories since Mr Cameron became leader last month.

"Prominent", here referring to an unsuccessful Parliamentary candidate of a party one of whose own frontbench MPs was genuinely shocked that someone he was paying for sex would recognise him. "Prominent".

...speaking of "celebrity", I see Lenin is being interviewed over here. He may "want no part of this narcissistic gang of petit-bourgeois navel-gazers" but they'll catch up with him in the end.