And, preferably, to a great distance from whence the internet is not available. With his latest article on the Telegraph blogs, Brogan illustrates all that is wrong with the present standard of journalism. Some extracts:
C'mon, Ben: First they are Tories and second, they are politicans!
".... captures the dilemma with which the Coalition is grappling. It was forged in the national interest by two politicians who declared themselves ready to take decisions that would be unpopular but necessary."
Spheroids! It was forged by two politicians who realised that the prize of power was about to slip from their grasp unless they practised that well-worn political characteristic of ignoring their political beliefs and principles.
".......he was a Chancellor whose first thought was for his country, not for what would promote the short-term advantage of the Labour Party."
Spheroids once again! If Darling's first thought had been for his country he would never have signed us up to the EFSM - but that he did, knowing that his incoming replacement was a wimp and a secret Europhile to boot, was no doubt done for the possible political advantage for his party.
"Big political decisions – the right decisions – are taken precisely because of the voters. Successful politicians act in the interest of those they represent, even when voters do not initially see the benefit of what is being proposed."
Are they hell! They are taken in the interests of one class of society - and that is the politicians!
"The Coalition was formed and voters responded with enthusiasm. Sixteen months on, the public remains broadly favourable to the idea of politicians striving together for the common good."
The independent blogosphere is not on Brogan's reading list then.........?
"But that goodwill is being jeopardised as the Coalition drifts from national interest to self-interest. Increasingly, its actions are informed by short- and medium-term political judgments. Some fear that the Coalition has adopted the Lib Dem habit of talking among themselves, not with the British people."
Since when did politicians not have self-interest as their core raison-d'etre? Since when did any of our politicians not adopt the habit of talking amongst themselves rather than with the British people?
There is not much point in continuing to disect Brogan's article - due to the fact it contains so much crap means that it is a waste of my time and yours, dear reader.
Methinks that Brogan is possibly 'doing a Hastings' and maybe angling for a nice safe Tory seat, come 2015 - or perhaps sooner?