Wolfing it down

April 28, 2010 at 9:21 pm Leave a comment

Against all the odds, I’ve managed to finish ‘Wolf Hall’. It’s taken me a whole month, which shows how frantic life is on the campaign trail. Because some of my fellow book group members see this blog, I’ll resist the temptation – and it is a temptation – to analyse it here.

 That needn’t stop me pointing up the similarities between courtly intrigue under the Tudors and a Pennine election campaign in 2010! Machiavellian fixers,  marriages of convenience which become inconvenient, briefings off the record, dissing the Pope, rival factions with their own candidates for the monarchy, burning your opponents at the stake…not much has changed has it? (Well ok, maybe the burning at the stake, but the rest all seems familiar).

Thank God for the NHS and 21st century sewage, though…..


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This blog started during the months before the 2010 General Election, in which I was the Green candidate for Calder Valley. It's morphed into an account of green activism...and other meanderings.

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