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Wages of stupidity

Posted by Richard Friday, September 03, 2010

I think the thing that worries us most about the foreign secretary and his current difficulties is the very evident lack of judgement – verging on, if not actually – crass stupidity.

In this extremely complex and demanding portfolio, we need someone of impeccable judgment, with the ability to command respect. It is now clear that we have a foreign secretary that has neither.

We are in troubled times and, although I keep saying it, I really don't think we deserve this from our political classes. Politics always was a pretty low-grade occupation, but the stench is something quite unpleasant now. We have reached a new low.

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