"Today I feel an optimism about the Labour party that I have not since the leader was John Smith... Almost everything Brown did last week - what he said and how he said it - suggests that common sense is on the way in and celebrity politics on the way out… The continuing commitment to long-held principles gives a politician bottom".
It cheers me up no end to read that this paragon of political integrity has placed his lardy seal of approval on McBroon. It is of course the very Roy Hattersley that in the same place on December 9, 2002 wrote:
"There was never the slightest chance that [Gordon Brown] would support top-up fees for universities"
And whose agency blurb runs:
“With his dry Yorkshire humour