Why Britain's Conservatives are parody-proof
Yes, you'll read it right: Polly Toynbee.
And, no, it's not a satire. Too bad. (Via SteynOnline.)
One of David Cameron's key policy advisers will urge the party today to abandon its Churchillian and "out of date" ideas about the welfare state, the Guardian has learned. Greg Clark, who is overhauling the party's approach to poverty at the Tory leader's request, will urge Conservatives to look to the Guardian commentator Polly Toynbee rather than the wartime leader.
Seriously: Not a satire.
(Y'know, Bob Tyrrell of the American Spectator used to -- still does, actually -- call the former president "Boy Clinton". I think "Boy Cameron" is even more appropriate.)