Of all the animals of prey, man is the only sociable one.
Every one of us preys upon his neighbour, and yet we herd together.
The Beggar's Opera: John Gay

Thursday, 13 May 2010

New Shadow Cabinet meets...

Like the aftermath of a Las Vegas wedding, today will doubtless see some interesting scenes in 10 Downing Street as the newly-hitched couple start to find out about each other's intimate habits*, but spare a thought** for those former Cabinet Ministers now consigned to the wilderness of opposition...

Persumably there's nothing now to stop hats being thrown into the ring; given the backbiting and infighting (h/t and farewell LFAT) of which Labour's top brass have shown themselves capable, a leadership campaign should provide us with hours of entertainment in the months to come.

*The Urchin has been idly speculating on whether Clegg ought to have a bedsit on the top floor, or possibly a Thursday-to-Sunday timeshare, in consideration of his party's contribution.

**In the case of Ed Balls, 'Ha ha ha ha ha ...'


  1. Perhaps Clegg might, eventually, move into number 11?

  2. Perhaps, Mrs R; meanwhile, it looks as if the Urchin was not so far wrong after all...

    Guardian 18th May - 'Nick Clegg and William Hague to share country house'