THIS time last week I was just back from a county council cabinet meeting at County Hall, Kendal. Dead behind the eyes from the Labour-Lib Dem love-in. Try as I might, I still can’t summon up any enthusiasm for writing about it.
Not even tonight, on a dry and overcast Good Friday Eve. The problem is when Labour gets together with the Liberals at the county council it’s like watching a silent film on mute. A monthly public love-in but zero news value.
No-one wants to read about political parties getting on with each other and I certainly have no interest in writing about them. That’s what’s happening in Cumbria, right now, and it’s sickening. (Professionally, anyway.)
Ten minutes into the love-fest and already I am asleep. I have already turned the page. I have not bought that newspaper. I watch hamsters on You Tube. Look up people you hate and read their abuse.
Life is just a distraction now and the only currency is people’s attention. These tedious cabinet meetings. All very worthy, they are.
No-one wants to read about an atmosphere of mutual co-operation and I’m certainly not going to write about it.
Here is the uncontroversial news: The county council showed a united front.
The upshot? The Government, the Tories and capitalism are pretty much to blame for everything. The works. Poverty. Refugees. Crumbling roads. Late Trains. Obesity.
End of story.