I don't know why, but blogging in winter is very difficult. I just can't seem to get interested enough in anything to write about it but I'll have a go.
I was swanning about the net a couple of evenings ago and came across this fine blog- Blairwatch . As the name suggests it's raison d'etre is keep an eye on our increasingly frightening prime minister or 'Dubya's Man in London' as they put it. Naturally I invited the ruler of Blairwatch to join A Mischief Of Magpies and I'm pleased to report he seems keen.
Speaking of Blair and his wicked government, it occurred to me earlier today that no-one has ever been that taken with them, they've been really unexciting from the word go. Even business, for all Tony has pandered to them, never seem that enthusiastic, Labour's core supporters either hate them or vote for them because they fear letting in a Tory and the floating voters just vote for them as the best of a bad lot. For a man who obsesses over his political legacy so much, Tony can't be happy with 'half the country wanted to kill him, the other half thought he could be worse', as a political epitaph. However I think attempting to turn the country in to some kind of sinister police state is something of an overreaction.