October 03, 2006

Newsnight's Posh-o-meter

Tonight Newsnight went to the Tories to find out how diverse they were- and really attacked the Tories for failing to get enough women, minorities or underprivileged people on the A-List. They also attacked the idea that Tory MPs were too educated- too many of them having gone to Oxbridge.

Reminds me a little of Tom Lehrer who once spoke about his experiences in the US Army

And, the usual jokes about the Army aside, one of the many fine things one has to admit is the way that the Army has carried the American democratic ideal to its logical conclusion, in the sense that not only do they prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, creed, and color, but also on the grounds of ability.

Seems like nobody in the BBC has ever heard Tom Lehrer- anyone surprised?