manages to interview himself in the Times
about his forthcoming Blunkett book
. The headline quote above is taken from the article and its completely in context, just like all the Blunkett quotes that Michael Howard threw
at a squirming Blair during PMQs this week. Well I suppose Pollard interviewing himself makes a welcome change for him from writing press releases for the pharmaceutical industry dressed up as “research”. Pollard always insists on describing himself as left of centre and a Labour party member. But what left-wing opinions does he hold nowadays, apart from despising the Tories? (Which is a pretty mainstream opinion judging by the polls). He describes himself
as a blood thirsty warmonger, he writes for the Express, Times
, Daily Mail
and he is a senior fellow at the Brussels based free market think tank the Centre for the New Europe
. Last time Guido bumped into him was at the Adam Smith Institute bloggers shindig
, where he seemed amongst friends.
He is positively cackling about having stuck the knife into Blunkett with great finesse. So how is he left wing?