To the Flower Pots Inn at Cheriton to collect my weekly beer ration. No time to buy a newspaper of my own, so borrowed the pub’s Telegraph to read with my pint. By good fortune, the main columnist today was Mary Riddell, an unlikely writer for the Torygraph and much too good for it, though I gather she is one of the paper’s Assistant Editors.
Writing about this miserable election campaign, she says:
“If David Cameron wins tomorrow, do not be poor, do not be frail, do not be young, do not grow old. Do not be hungry or disadvantaged or disabled, or you are liable to bear the cost of balancing the nation’s books.”
Thank you, Mary Riddell, though I fear your words will have fallen mainly upon stony ground.