Sunday, 14 September 2008
Change and progress
I was reflecting yesterday, steering the boat on a course for home, that political change is a bit like passage making. Looking ahead, you don't seem to be going anywhere quickly, but looking astern you can see how far you've come. Looking back at posts here a year ago I felt almost like a voice in the wilderness, and my frustration was palpable. Now it seems the rest of the country has caught up; multiculturalism has been officially condemned, the nation has turned its face from the Leviathan State, Labour's economic nakedness is apparent to all and the Harmans, Hewitts and Jowells of Labour's world are sounding like naive cranks rather than authoritative voices.
Each increment of change has been almost imperceptible but we've covered a fair few sea miles and soon that distant bridge will loom over us and we must choose our course with care. Once through, home and safety in the comfort of a secure berth.