Monday, 5 December 2011

Political platitudinarian

Ed Balls - from Wikipedia

You find no difficulty in tolerating him then? - you have a respect for a political platitudinarian as insensible as an ox to everything he can't turn into political capital. You think his monumental obtuseness suited to the dignity of the English gentleman.

George Eliot - Daniel Deronda


Sam Vega said...

Just imagine growing up and going through school with his surname. It would be very difficult to develop normally, wouldn't it? You would either become a bully, or an anxious bullshitter. Or perhaps both.

A K Haart said...

SV - yes, I'm surprised he didn't change his name early in his political career.

James Higham said...

Bilderberger too.

A K Haart said...

JH - yes he is, I'd forgotten that.