Do you have to be a total shit to work as a spin doctor or does the job turn you into one? Listening to the appalling descriptions from Libya on Channel 4 News last night, it grated to say the least, to hear of a ‘Foreign Office Source’ describing the meeting between William Hague and the Libyan Ambassador as, ‘not a meeting where they had coffee.’
Oh ‘the source’ must have hugged himself all over for that one. As some of the Libyan military are shooting and possibly bombing their own people; as Libyan diplomatic staff express anxiety around the world about genocide and reasonable people everywhere want a peaceful resolution we have a (taxpayer) paid mouthpiece talking tough yet sounding deeply pathetic.
What a little shit.
Talking of which, how about 'Call me Dave's' attempt to emulate his hero, the Middle East Peace Envoy? Talk about seizing the moment. Just as the Middle East undergoes one upheaval after another what does Dave do? He visits several rocky sheikhdoms with a 'trade delegation.'
For 'Trade Delegation' read 'Arms dealers' - nothing like striking while the iron is hot and establishing your values in a volatile situation.
With that, the blog will be off for a couple of weeks. Hope things improve.