It’s over. In an interview with Jon Snow on Channel 4 News just now, Michael Howard directly compared Tony Blair to Uncle Joe Stalin.
Most surprisingly, it wasn’t for the obvious reasons – suspension of habeas corpus, being responsible for the deaths of loads of people, trying to get complex data on everyone in the country, using threats to gain votes, maintaining a constant fear of some nebulous external ideological threat to keep the populace docile etc. etc. etc. – but for introducing targets to the NHS.
Which actually started under John Major.
And, erm… wasn’t it Lenin who came up with the Five Year Plans Howard was referring to? He needs a bit more Education, Education, Education, methinks…
This may not quite be Godwin’s Law, but it’s good enough for me. Election’s over, folks. Time to head to the pub.
(Although I will be here all night tomorrow liveblogging the thing anyway – contributions to the beer fund most welcome…)