Friday, 19 February 2010

Schoolyard Arguments

Eric Pickles, the Conservative Party chairman has taken exception to a phrase on Twitter written by Labour MP David Wright. While referring to the Conservatives, he had written "you can put lipstick on a pig but it's still a pig". Mr Wright claims that the words "scum-sucking" were added by a "third party" but Eric doesn't accept this. It seems that Mr Wright had already used the term "scum" to describe the Tories.

I don't know if Eric objects to the word sucking because if the word scum has been used previously then an objection should have been made earlier. More importantly Mr Wright denies the charge. If his comments are a matter of public record then the evidence should be produced. However I am not really sure why this is a public debate. It sounds more like it should be confined to the schoolyard.

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