Sunday, May 09, 2010

I hate to say I told you so

Knock knock
Who's there?
Evan Harris.
Evan Harris who?
That's politics.

Electoral politics is a notoriously ruthless game. Stars of the backbenches are reduced to yesterday's men with a casually penciled x by their name. Dr Death Evan Harris might have retained his seat in Oxford West and Abingdon but for the want of a mere 176 votes.

Yes, yes, I know, boundary changes, a tough battle, an even tougher bunch of constituents but I mean, please. If only Evan Harris and the spooksters had spent more time stuffing envelopes with thrilling re-elect Harris literature rather than getting embroiled in idiotic flame wars with Telegraph bloggers he might still be an MP.


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