I’m not a football fan but I may well buy the book to support Biteback and spite Schillings.
It’s been an interesting couple of weeks during which my desire to accept that people generally act honourably and to the highest professional standards has taken some big hits. At heart I’m an old fashioned kind of guy and really want to believe that people will do their jobs properly and behave to a high professional standard without my having to get involved. Sadly it seems that more often I have to push, press and get involved to ensure that actually happens.
Iain Dale’s piece in The Guardian is one of the politest condemnations of a “government” that I have seen. Its obsession with control and monitoring of private citizens “justified” by the argument “we are protecting you from terrorism” is one of the most offensive aspects of its time in power.