A Labour Party offensive...in more ways that one. At Labour's Scottish conference in Oban Harriet Harman has called the Coalition's Chief Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander a 'ginger rodent'. FFS!
The last couple of weeks has seen a series of shrieking harpies (not Harriet): Jon Cruddas accusing the Tories of "social and economic cleansing", Polly Toynbee's "final solution" for the poor comments, Tristram Hunt's belief that the Coalition was taking Britain back to the Victorian workhouses, Unite Leftie Len McCluskey barking about "the vicious Tory determination to make the poor suffer" (won't even mention bumbling Boris's contribution)...but now we have Harriet's insulting and detrimental comments (imagine her saying that about skin colour or a certain religion?) and she went on to complain about the 'unnatural' genetic mutation programme about how the Lib Dems being changed "into something alien to Scotland - Tories." [BBC]
Scottish Liberal Democrat George Lyon asked - rightly - were there any depths that Labour Party wouldn't stoop to,
"They aren't fit to be in opposition, let alone in government."All that said it does seem that, Boris aside, the left are ramping up the rhetoric and idealogical hyperbole. Are battle lines being drawn? Are they actively seeking the civil unrest seen in France that, IMHO, many media commentators seem eager for?
Update: HH has since apologised (the BBC link has been updated with this news). Great riposte HERE from DA: "...rodents do valuable work cleaning up mess others leave behind..."