A lot on my mind that I want to mention this evening, so will try and thread my train of thought together for one blog entry.
Further to my last blog comments about the PM, and indeed about the fortunes of my favourite team, Leicester City, it turns out that the Prime Minister was on Football Focus yesterday.
Much of the conversation was about controlling hooliganism, but then the PM mentioned his lack of oppurtunity to watch a live football match.
I have to say that, given his support for Newcastle United, I don't hold a particually high opinion of his football punditry ;-). But then Newcastle are in the premiership and Leicester have been relegated. Plus they haven't been doing well at the start of this season :(.
So maybe Tone has found an alternative career for when he steps down as PM. After all other Prime Minister's have had varying degrees of success at other careers. Clement Attlee was a social worker, and lecturer at the London School of Economics, Churchill was a best selling author and historian, with a side in painting. Macmillan helped run a very successful family publishing company, Sir Alec Douglas Home was once a professional cricketer, Edward Heath was an acclaimed music conductor and yachtsman, and Margaret Thatcher helped in the development of ice-creams.
Then you get those who are primarily famous for other things who try, with varying degrees of success, to pursue a career in politics.
Some of them being people who I find more appealing as people outside the political arena. But then that's part of the issue with politics, in that you have to divorce the individual from their politics. Take the two current Tory leadership contenders!
They strike me as people I would be happy chatting with over a pint in a pub, but then there is the obvious fact that our politics are somewhat different.
That said I was watching their performance on Question Time on Thursday, and I have to say that I was surprised that I agreed with David Davis over David Cameron on one issue. Namely on drugs.
I was appalled by Cameron saying that he was in favour of downgrading Ecstacy. It is a drug which may well be trendy amongst party-goers but it kills. As David Davis said, one only has to look at the Leah Betts case, to see how dangerous this drug can be.
By all means, help those who are addicted to drugs, by all means show occasional leniency (depending on the case), to those caught with the drug. But to downgrade and liberalise such a menace! As I said in an earlier entry, some laws are there for a reason. Namely to protect the vulnerable, and downgrading a Class A drug will not help and protect the vulnerable.