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Posted by Richard Wednesday, June 11, 2008 ,

Christopher Booker in The Daily Mail today – not dissimilar to this piece.

When the account of the "great blackouts" comes to be written, historians will note that, at a time when the crisis was "roaring down on Britain with the speed of a bullet train" – as Booker puts it – the political classes had completely failed to engage. Instead, they frittered away their time and energy on endless trivia, unwilling (or unable) to address the real world that was confronting them.