I blamed the pheasant casserole, but I did it an injustice. Its only contribution to the drama behind my disappearance in mid-December was a residue of lead shot in the small intestine that briefly confused the radiologist. The real villain revealed by the scan was my appendix, which had taken on the raging, bull-necked, bug-eyed appearance of Ed Balls faced with a set of improving growth figures.
The burden on enterprise and the middle classes is still too high
My tweet yesterday – ‘all saved from the ship of fools’ – has turned out to be premature. The havoc created by Professor Chris Turney’s Antarctic expedition has since increased. The Xue Long, the Chinese ship which provided the helicopter to airlift Turney and his colleagues from the Akademik Shokalskiy to the Aurora Australis, has itself now become stuck in ice. Meanwhile 22 Russian crew remain aboard the Shokalskiy.
The planners have managed to inflict a twin disaster – a severely restricted housing supply while ensuring that any new building that is allowed as ugly as possible.
Party members blame him for the Government’s problems and credit his Ministers for its successes.
Conservative members regard it as not just a significant u-turn, but also a good one – but what does it say about Cameron’s convictions?
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