In a remarkable piece in this morning's Telegraph, Peter Oborne concludes that Labour MPs, and the greater caucus of the Labour party as a whole, are a bunch of crooked, dishonest, thieving dogs. Those people who are already criminally inclined will join the Labour rather than the Tory party and then use our democratic institutions to rob, cheat, steal and defraud.
With six Labour MPs seeing the inside of jail cells for stealing our tax money and now the Reverend Doctor Flowers running the lefties' bank like a Catford shabeen (Oborne describes MacShane as "one of the most dishonest characters with
whom I have ever had the misfortune to do business") Oborne has a point. Nor is his piece entirely without balance; "Of course there are many wholly honest Labour MPs – and quite a number of
Conservatives MPs are repulsive" but generally he links fundamental crookedness to Socialism.
Oborne also suggests "the readiness of Labour MPs to fabricate their expenses is symbolic of a
wider philosophical disposition: a structural tolerance of lying and
cheating as a justification for political action" and offers as examples the 'grotesque techniques' of Damian McBride and Labour's lies on Iraq weapons, Europe, Immigration, the Economy and so on.
So, Oborne is saying, you can't trust any of them as far as you can spit, neither Tory, LibDem nor Labour, but you can trust Labour least of all. It may be bleedin' obvious but it's well worth repeating. However, by displaying this degree of unambiguous honesty on the pages of the Telegraph, I fear Oborne may soon go the way of the great Heffers, who also spoke the truth too clearly.