Double standards on by-elections

A number of right wing bloggers – and journalists who should know better – have been trying to make hay with the prime minister’s refusal to visit Crewe and Nantwich. Guido is using his typical invective to attack GB, but I can’t help feeling that the criticism would have been no less harsh had GB decided, after all, to visit the by-election. Tony Blair, in 1997, very briefly deviated from the convention that prime ministers don’t take part in by-elections, before wisely reinstating it.

Nevertheless, I think it would be only fair to take these critics – including Guido – seriously… provided they can honestly state that they also called for GB to visit the Sedgefield and Ealing Southall by-elections last July.

Well? Anyone…?


Filed under Blogging, Parliament, Politics

2 responses to “Double standards on by-elections

  1. Just had a look at the last 10 posts on your front page. 50% of them refer either to Guido or Dale. Is that a winning strategy for up and coming bloggers?

  2. Guido – consider it a compliment from someone new to this blogging lark

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