Trawling YouTube, I notice someone is running a "most innovative use of a guitar" competition. I have a feeling that if Mr Eugenides ever met Gordon Brown, he'd find a winning approach. And he wouldn't use lubricant.
This is wonderful stuff:
The crucial question is not whether Brown is sincere in his desire to create this new consensual politics, but whether we are stupid enough to believe him when he waffles on about it. Yesterday it was praise for Thatcher (“we've got to have a work ethic that works... I'm a conviction politician like her”) when everyone knows that the woman was more loathed by the Labour movement from which Brown hails than it’s possible to express in a few words. The man is a liar, pure and simple - a plodding, workmanlike liar, to be sure, compared to the all-singing, all-dancing freakshow that preceded him, but a liar nonetheless. How much bile did he have to choke back to come out with that horseshit yesterday, one wonders? Will it be worth it?Read it all.