Tuesday, February 28, 2006

How The Mighty Have Fallen

Saw Michael Howard sloping around Shaftesbury Avenue this afternoon. Last time I saw him there were about 100 cameramen and photographers and 20 or so self-important CCO staffers herding everyone around. Today there was one camera, no assistants and a comedy Chinese waiter chasing after him with a camera phone.

A year is a long time in politics - this time last year his every moved was shadowed by cameras, journalists and bright young things, now he is virtually ignored on the streets. I wonder which he prefers. It would seem obvious that your life would be better without that fuss, but I think all politicians at that level must quite like the attention. I don't think I would, but then, I'm not a politician.

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