Thursday, February 02, 2006

Pukka choice!

One or two fellow bloggers seem to be a trifle narked about Jamie Oliver scooping a Channel 4 politics award for being the "most inspirational political figure."

To make matters worse, the great David Cameron - one of the Top 100 sexiest men in the world apparently - was pushed down into fifth place, behind Oliver, Shami Chakrabarti, George Galloway and Bob Geldof.

I can't quite understand what the fuss is about. What Jamie Oliver did was to succeed in taking an important but moreorless forgotten area of policy - namely what our children were being fed in schools - highlighting its inadequacy, and actually bringing about a change.

The fact that it is people like Oliver, Chakrabati and Geldof, operating outside of "mainstream" politics, who are changing hearts and minds over issues of vital concern to ordinary people is not a sign of "dumbing down," more an indication that "mainstream" politics is completely failing to address them.

1 comment:

The Daily Growl said...

I'm so glad you picked up on the 'sexy Cameron story'! The editor of New Woman says "Power is quite intoxicating for women," What power is that then?
Funny to see who he pipped to number 92. Russel Crowe's stock must have fallen to be behind Davey boy, but his other competition is James 'ryhming slang' Blunt, Gordon Ramsay and the singer from Arctic Monekey! Well done Dave!