Sunday, May 15, 2005
Tieing up the Modernisers
I've just watched the Politics Show piece by Jo-Anne Nadler on what the word 'Moderniser' means in the Tory Party. Judging from recent TV appearances the definition of a moderniser is someone who thinks they should do a political interview without wearing a tie. Andrew Lansley hasn't got one on being interviewed by a tieless Jeremy Vine. Liam Fox was desperately trying to show some chest hair on GMTV earlier and Francis Maude seems to believe wearing a jacket and tie at the same time is some sort of heinous sin. They should all be asking themselves before going on TV without a tie: "What would my mother say?" I tried it once, while doing a newspaper review on the BBC and got a right good telling off. And deservedly so.