Monday, January 06, 2014

The general election will take place during the centenary of the Gallipoli landings

Ostensibly most of the left, when asked, will say that British involvement in the First World War consisted of "lions led by donkeys".

When scrutinised more carefully however you soon learn that the lefties really think it was a case of "donkeys led by donkeys".

The next four years are not going to be easy for Labour with this attitude in the ascendant.

Duncan Weldon (TUC Senior Economist) says facetiously on Twitter:  "The general election will take place during the centenary of the Gallipoli landings. I now expect this to dominate the debates."

Indeed, it might.

For what it is worth, my own direct ancestor was a stoker on a battleship during the Gallipoli landings.  As a stoker he may have been the lowest of the low, but he was not a donkey.  Duncan Weldon may not care about his reputation, but I do.

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