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Sunday, February 29, 2004

Some genuine anti-semitic abuse at last?

Ian McCartney, Chairman of the Labour Party, comes across (personal grooming aside) as Rab C Nesbitt's less cultured brother.

He's where he is, I suspect, as a sop to Old Labour stalwarts: he doesn't get a whole lot of airtime, as a rule.

Oliver Letwin is Gordon Brown's shadow as Chancellor of the Exchequer - chief Tory spokesman on finance in the House of Commons. Reminiscent of a superior sort of estate agent. He is also a Jew - or is, at any rate, of partly Jewish antecedence [1].

In a speech, McCartney characterised Letwin thus:
No Oliver Twist, this man, more of a Fagin.

Oh dear. Oh dear, oh dear. as Alan B'stard would have put it.

  1. As is Tory leader Michael Howard. And several leading ministers under Thatcher and Major.

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