Is this some sick competition?
We’ve had Westminster Tories falling over each other to say the most stupid and insensitive things about about feeding hungry schoolchildren but now Tory councillor, John McLellan tries to go one better.
With 90 deaths in the last week, up from 59 the previous week and 20 the week before that, with 900 hospitalised yesterday, up from 650 a week ago and 450 the week before, he wants to suggest the Scottish Government’s strategy is wrong.
As for his literary reference, does anyone believe a man like Dylan Thomas would have sided with the Tories, especially those on the extremist wing?
McLellan quoting him is like David Cameron when he said he loved the Jam and Eton Rifles or George Bush using a Springsteen song.
Thomas, who once describe the the Queen as ‘the nincompoop queen’ was an avowed Marxist.
Do not go gentle into that good night, is traditionally read as an exhortation to enjoy the world and its pleasures to the maximum, even in the twilight years of an individual’s life. But it can just as easily be interpreted as a powerful expression of the unbending commitment of a socialist activist and writer who-although unorthodox- never gave up on his pursuit of the new synthesis.