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Why do by-elections seem particularly unpleasant? Well, for starters, there are more politicians and activists available.
Of course, lately we also have the Tories ‘dominating’ the blogosphere (in much the same way that a diarrheic dog dominates a croquet lawn) and – without mentioning specifics for obvious reasons – I think it’s entirely fair to say that certain Tory bloggers are rather selective in their use of moral outrage.
Take for example a wide selection of Tory bloggers, many of whom have no problem knowingly making false claims about the relationship between myself and Tom Watson suddenly objecting very loudly to Tom ‘publishing false statements’, while being somewhat less taken aback about people proclaiming it to be Christmas when an unexpected death prompts a by-election.
Still, at least in this Iain Dale has been consistent… and he didn’t even launch a fresh sentence for his gut reaction; “The Labour MP Piara Khabra has died thus causing a by election.”
UPDATE – Oh, and if you’re in the mood… click here to gaze in wonder at Iain Dale’s awesome rebuttal.