What fun it is, in these endarkening times, to watch members of The Enemy Class come a-cropper. Schadenfreude is not even in the race.
Furthermore, what the f*** is an “agriculture minister” for (whether he is “ex” or not), in a First-World Mechanised Nation, in the 21st Century, for God’s sake, when we have GM crops, huge farming machinery, the ability to alter the Climate, pesticides, herbicides, hedges we can grub up and put back at will in five minutes, and a global market for foodstuffs?
States have no business getting involved in agriculture. This is the source of all our problems over food, such as artificially high prices, and starvation in Africa.
Mr Morley’s “non-existent mortgage” is small beer by contrast. All it shows is how much these people despise the rest of us. At least the Tories are trying to stick a finger in the dyke of politician-disrespect. We do actually deserve better politicians.
But the Tories’ ultimate strategy will founder on the libertarian view about politicians a priori, in thr 21st Century: are they strictly necessary at all?