Sir Nicholas Winterton ... a Conservative member of Parliament for the last 39 years... decided to share his thoughts on why legislators should be allowed to travel first class to avoid exposure to the common man.Read More & Discuss
“They are a totally different type of people,” Sir Nicholas declared in a radio interview, speaking about the relative ghastliness of people in standard-class train cars.
...[I]t was a reminder yet again of how difficult it has been for the Tories to shake off a past that a fair number of them still seem to embrace.
[Popular image of Tories is as] a stuffy bastion of the elite, the mean-spirited, the entitled and the clueless.
Even aid critics have their sentimental side. I confess I was genuinely moved watching this video, which has been viewed more than 13 million times on YouTube. The video is very inspiring and well done. It made me let myself go and be carried along by the idealism and hope.
Unfortunately, my kids would like to point out that I also get sentimental listening to Scorpions' "There's No One Like You" , so I may not be the best qualified music critic available.
So going back to my comparative advantage of being an aid critic, a couple of questions on the lyrics of We are the World at 25 for Haiti :
[Adam Levine] We are the ones who make a brighter day so lets start giving.
Dear Mr. Levine, it touches me as a wee bit hubristic to restrict "brighter day" making abilities to "we" who are "the ones." Are you saying you are one of "the ones"? By the way, who are you?
[Will-I-Am] "Like Katrina, Africa, Indonesia and now Haiti needs us, they need us, they need us"
Dear Will-I-Am, Did you choose Indonesia to receive aid because it rhymes with "they need us"?
Aside from these quibbles, more power to all you artists who participated in this ! Can you let us know who to contact to make the "We aid agencies are accountable to the Haitians for results" music video?