Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Friday forecast, here on a Tuesday

Surely to hell, Aaro's got to pick up this gauntlet. Matthew Parris, in the Times. Not possible to ignore it (because it's in his own paper) and not possible to dismiss Parris as a fellow-traveller of the SWP. I suspect that Aaro will simply grasp the nettle, with a dark horse outside bet that he claims that the Iraqis are ready to look after themselves with their new Constitution draft Constitution negotiations about a Constitution.

Update: congratulations to commenter "Sonic" who took the Friday forecast prize for Cohen's column with:

It's down with multi-culturalism and can't we all unite under good decent (white) British values. Oh and anyone who talks about anti-racism is just in it for the money (unlike Nick who writes as a community service)

8 Comments:

Anonymous Vinnie Grett said...

He couldn't possibly ignore it, I wonder what Murdoch or more likely these days the Editor of the Times has advised him to do. It's going to be interesting.

"If Iraq becomes a democracy, the consequences for the rest of the Middle East would be profound. If it becomes a basket case, then people like me will owe the world an apology."

David Aaronovitch. December 2003

8/16/2005 04:21:00 PM  
Anonymous bboy said...

there is a precedent here in that the "Correction to TBP" linked in our sidebar was wheedled out of Aaro by a Polly Toynbee article along the lines of "so where are those fucking WMDs then Dave".

8/16/2005 04:56:00 PM  
Anonymous bb said...

btw it's probably not fair to say that Decent Dave is writing under orders from Murdoch; the Times has always allowed its columnists much more rope than the news pages.

8/16/2005 04:57:00 PM  
Blogger Vinnie Grett said...

I don't say Dave is writing under orders, but it is surely inconcievable that Parris'piece can have been published without very high level prior agreement, I assume with Dave in on it.He would therefore be part of a plan.If they haven't told Dave that this was going to be published, then he's been stitched up.

8/16/2005 07:24:00 PM  
Blogger Sonic said...

Thanks Guys!

8/16/2005 11:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can I have and advance bet on 'From BNP to MCB, one letter at a time' for next weekend?

8/18/2005 01:25:00 PM  
Anonymous bruschettaboy said...

You certainly can but you'll need to give us a login name in order to get the credit for it or people might start thinking you're a ringer.

8/19/2005 07:45:00 AM  
Anonymous bb said...

by the way, BNP, SNP (Scottish Nationalist Party), SDP (Social Democratic Party), SDR (Special Drawing Right), SCR (Senior Common Room), JCR (Junior Common Room), JCB (Joseph Cyril Bamford, agricultural machinery), MCB.

8/19/2005 07:58:00 AM  

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