Thursday, December 21, 2006

Thursday Forecast

Lest I forget.

I'm not sure that Aaro will appear next week; I suspect that the Times won't appear on Boxing Day (when he's next due), but if he does, I think he will go for a heart-rending tale of a religious minority, misunderstood by all around them - yes, Christians in Bethlehem. Possible subtext: I'm not biased you understand, but Palestine is a rubbish country, isn't it? He could also have a go at Archbish Rowan Willams (as he has before).

Nick should appear in the Observer. I hope that, as a grouchy atheist, he doesn't bother with all of this holiday stuff, and look back over the year (if he does, I'm sunk). Possible subjects "Having followed what passes for argument among many bloggers (see Harry's Place for how it should be done) for a number of years now, I can't say that I'm in the least surprised that the man the police arrested for the murders in Suffolk turned out to keep a LiveSpace journal." Sian and Lembit: pretty much barn door at two paces for Nick, Lib Dems, Lib Dems who like a drink (for some reason most of the press has laid off Lembit's pursuits of 'socialising and drinking' - Hate Mail on Sunday - I can't think why), Lib Dems who help Romanian emigrees. And there's a chance for a pop at the Welsh too. Columnist gold, in short. Nick's also the sort of (ex-?) leftie who passionately hates the far right, so I think he'll congratulate the Guardian for fearless investigative reporting. And the grudging seasonal note: Hooray for panto and a break at last from agitprop!

3 Comments:

Anonymous Chris Baldwin said...

"Nick's also the sort of (ex-?) leftie who passionately hates the far right"

Good for him. Nice to see he still has some redeeming features.

12/21/2006 09:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Simon said...

Well, there was that column after the May local elections wherein he blamed the BNP's success on multiculturalism and concluded that Respect were Just As Bad, so it's not as if his continued hatred of the far right comes without qualifications.

12/21/2006 10:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Simon said...

Prediction: Nick announces his departure to the Mail on Sunday.

12/23/2006 03:08:00 PM  

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