Sunday, 8 June 2008

Is death fatal?

I have just heard the following comment from a Conservative politician being interviewed on the radio. I missed her name, but she was responding to the proposal for a two step congestion charge for Manchester. The transport minister, who I think is due to make the announcement in Parliament tomorrow, represents a constituency in Greater Manchester, but outside the proposed congestion charge boundaries. Many of her constituents, however, probably work in Manchester, so could be affected by the congestion charges.

In this context, the Conservative spokeswoman said:

"The thing with political suicide is that you can live to regret it".

The radio, of course, does not let you know if the interviewer was able to keep a straight face!

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