Has David Cameron gone absolutely blooming insane? Why has he appointed the teflon-coated Jeremy Hunt as Health Secretary? I suppose it moves him away from Murdoch, but still, given his behaviour over the past 12 months or so he’s not somebody that instills confidence in managing our health service.
As for Sir Peter “Big Brother” Bazalgette being appointed chairman of the (F)Arts Council, that’s like appointing a dead pigeon as Chief Medical Officer. What does the man that brought us reality TV crap such as Big Brother, Deal or No Deal, Ready Steady Cook, Changing Rooms and Ground Force actually bring to the table other than splashing the cash for art projects and spamming reality TV shows left, right and centre?
That appointment is the equivalent of me suddenly becoming president of the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain without ever having sold a screenplay. Absolute nonsense. This guy gets paid £40k for two weeks “work”.
This also raises questions about how knighthoods are allocated. I cannot understand somebody of Bazalgette’s stature has been allowed to be given a knighthood and an appointment such as this. I realise one man’s crap (i.e. the public buying into Big Brother and Deal and No Deal nonsense) is another man’s gold (and fortune), but COME ON NOW.
Madness. Complete and utter madness.
The Conservatives has sealed their fate in the next general election. So I suppose they’re going to enjoy things while they still can. Do they have some kind of Scorched Britain policy? Oh yes.