Standards have fallen

23rd March 2001 at 00:00
The Independent

David Blunkett is talked of as a future party leader. No. He's a flat foot. A droner. An over-professionalised jargon pump. He's cruel too... he called my colleague Matthew Parris "venomous". Blunkett knos how to wound. I am the venomous sketch writer. Mr Blunkett says worse things: "I am interested in the reality of the evidence base," for instance, and:"I make judgments as I find them."

Simon Carr, March 16

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