The words 'Simon Heffer is away' normally cause my heart to leap with joy when I read the Daily Telegraph nowaways. But his ghost still seems responsible for writing the editorial today which criticizes David Cameron for attacking the Government yesterday. But just when I thought things couldn't get worse the Telegraph I see they have hired Bruce Anderson to write for them. Still, I suppose it will be a novelty for the Telegraph to have a pro Cameron columnist on their books. However, his article today is headlined NOW IS THE TIME FOR CAMERON TO ATTACK, which is the very thing the editorial on the next page criticises him for doing! The Telegraph is rapidly losing its way. It's time for them to appoint a new editor who can give it the direction it sorely needs. I just pray it's not Simon Heffer (who is still away).
UPDATE: Further to my piece below about Cameron's speech yesterday, I was talking to a Labour friend earlier who made this observant comment: "Cameron must have got something right in his speech if Prescott has attacked it."