The next six months are going to be difficult. There is no getting away from the fact that there will be a general election next year and that means every aspect of our life is likely to be subjected to analysis and exaggeration
Why do I say that? I once went to a conference at which John Humphreys spoke, he said the first rule of journalism was to first simplify and then exaggerate. Actually that may be two rules, but the Today programme has never been good with numbers.
Already we have David Cameron banging on about broken Britain, but is it broken? I read an interesting quotation the other day about this country
‘We have found the quality of life so much more enriching and fulfilling. The civility, the culture, the people and its beauty have reawakened me and have smoothed out some of my bleak and jagged views about people and life.’
Who on earth could have said that?
Obviously not a politician, and presumably, if Cameron is to be believed, someone who is deranged and not the least bit aware of what is going on. In fact it was Lisa Marie Presley, explaining to the press why she has chosen to live in the UK. So here is someone who is rich enough to go wherever she likes in the world, deciding to come here to raise her family. Maybe she should talk to David Cameron, but for now I think I’m a Presley fan again.