"London is the Athens of the North"
By-Elections - the end of the populist surge?
4 hours ago
"Things fall apart, the centre cannot hold" - W.B. Yeats. "We're doomed !" - Private Frazer. "Like scrolling through a decade's worth of Daily Mail editorials in 20 minutes" - TheLoonyFromCatford
The local candidate standing for election for a party I find altogether despicable, is handsome -in a tall, dark kind of way; a Mr Rochester if ever I saw one.
Curiously I find him all the more attractive because his views on life and liberty would never correspond with mine.
Just before seven pm I was cooking chicken pie and making some Cornish pasties. There was a knock at the door.
He seemed at a loss, and remarked upon the number of shoes we have in our hall.
But I really wanted him to ask me why I wasn't going to vote for him.
I wanted him to fix me to the spot with a gimlet stare and demand an answer.