I know that most people interested in the politics of Reading have seen this clip already, but I watched it today and I must say I was impressed. Nasty Naz, hey! Way to go, boy! Andrew Peach couldn't stop laughing. By the way, the IDR, if you call it an issue, is one for Reading East much more than for Reading West, hein? And Nasty Naz reveals to us that Martin Salter is standing down for "personal reasons" - not something Mr S has told us himself. Whatever can he mean?
What fun this is.
sorry, you'll just have to paste the link, best I could do - but you've probably seen it already.
although look here and you will see
what Oliver Kamm, who is among the many who has posted that clip on his blog, has to say about Nasty Naz's performance. He indicates that the direness of Nasty's performance has to do with "Labour's malaise" - about which he is entirely wrong. Nasty's performance is dire because Nasty is, er, crap. There is no malaise indicated by this selection. Nasty was selected precisely because he is, er, crap. He is there to make Martin Salter look good and to ensure that the seat goes Tory. That is what the Reading Labour boys want. Just as they did in Reading East.
Looks like it's going to work boys. Congratulations.