Monday, May 14, 2007
Who cares what the PM has on his iPod?
"Deep down, people know that politics is more important than Pop Idol. They understand that it is utterly irrelevant what a would-be prime minister has on his iPod. They do not care if he is a devotee of Arctic Monkeys. In fact, they would prefer that those who serve them spent their spare time thinking about the economy or public services than in pathetic populist posturing. They appreciate that Hansard is not Heat magazine without the pictures. Westminster is not Hollywood. Politics is about ideas or it is about nothing." —Tim Hames