What, with a Dane Valley by-election in December and a General Election to come in the spring, the political atmosphere is starting to heat up with party loyalties clearly split between Thanet's leading blogs.
Naturally, I'm more than a little biased in favour of the Conservatives, but having just received a lecture on the achievements of the present Labour Government, leaving aside delicate matters of public sector debt, war, crime, immigration, Michael Martin and other matters, not discussed in polite conversation, I thought I might reach for some quotes from George Orwell's 'Animal Farm.'
My quote for the day is:
"The vote was taken at once, and it was agreed by an overwhelming majority that rats were comrades. There were only four dissentients, the three dogs and the cat, who was afterwards discovered to have voted on both sides."
However, with the Queens Speech in sight and Labour's last gasp at introducing new legislation or what some in the press have described as its 'scorched earth' policy to make Britain ungovernable in advance of the next election I would like to leave space for:
"Do not imagine, comrades, that leadership is a pleasure. On the contrary, it is a deep and heavy responsibility. No one believes more firmly than Comrade Napoleon that all animals are equal. He would be only too happy to let you make your decisions for yourselves. But sometimes you might make the wrong decisions, comrades, and then where should we be?"
I wonder, perhaps, if we all take ourselves much too seriously where politics is concerned!